This morning, Aging Services of Minnesota testified before the Senate Health and Human Services Budget Division, chaired by Sen. Linda Berglin of Minneapolis.  The full video of the hearing can be seen at http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/media/media_video_popup.php?flv=cmte_finhhsc_022310.flv.

Aging Services testified in opposition to the proposed 2.5% cut to older adult services providers, including care centers.  We also supported the proposal to repeal rate equalization.   In addition, Aging Services provided background information to the committee about the economic impact of older adult services providers , the cumulative impact of cuts to Elderly Waiver services, and repealing rate equalization.

Aging Services will testify to the governor’s proposed budget before the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee this Thursday at 1 PM.

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