Tester, Barrasso, Hickenlooper, Daines Push Biden Administration to Better Address Rural Nursing Home Staffing Shortages
January 25, 2023
In their continued effort to ensure seniors across rural America have access to quality long-term care, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express concerns about CMS’ intent to issue staffing mandates for nursing homes. In the letter, the Senators discourage CMS from taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach and instead urge them to address the significant workforce shortages affecting rural America.
The letter w...