Skip to comments.Minimum wage order sends veterans packing from nursing homes
Posted on 05/09/2014 6:29:16 PM PDT by lowbridge
Some military veterans are being forced to leave their nursing home. Its an unintended consequence of President Obamas executive order in February to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
Sandy Franks, public affairs officer at Shreveports Overton Brooks V. A. Medical Center, explains that nursing homes that have contracts for subsidized care from the Veterans Administration become federal contractors. If they refuse to raise their wages, their contracts will not be renewed.
Former Marine A.J. Crain just wheeled himself into his new room at Shreveport Manor on Mansfield Road when he got the news that the homes contract will end this month.
We fought all your wars, and now were broke. Where do we go from here? Crain asks.
We gotta go. Simple as that. We gotta go, says Vietnam War Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient John Washington.
I think its very wrong. I think its very distasteful, Washington goes on to say about Shreveport Manors decision. I mean some of these people here work their backsides off to keep this place going, he said, pointing to a woman changing his bed.
Shreveport Manor is owned by Gamble Guest Care. Their Chief Operating Officer says if they raise wages for workers there, they have to do that at all eight of their facilities.
In a statement, Gamble COO Matt Machen said, in part, The additional labor expenses are simply unaffordable. As such, many long term care providers have indicated that they will no longer seek or renew V.A. contracts.
Franks at the V.A. agrees that this has the potential to be a national problem as more V.A. contracts with nursing homes expire.
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win/win says Obama
more like win/win/win...
1. Screw Vets and the military
2. Make more minimum wage workers vote D
3. Makes Vets die sooner to “bring down” health care costs
Hits just keep coming,,,
And at least 40% of the people in this country still love Obama and the democrats.
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Elections have consequences. That includes the White House and who the GOP elects as speaker. There has been no effective opposition to the Marxist left for 6 years.
Raising the wages will affect ppl on EBT as well, some on housing assistant as well, low income reduction on utility bills, phone bills...plus more taxes and social security, disability insurance, medicare will be taken from their $10.10 an hr..but Obama won...his section 8 housing is tax payer paid..
This cannot be happening.
let me get this straight.....you’re a vet if you spend any time in the service....the people who spend 20 yrs are on Tricare, and as I understand it, you can’t be on VA and tricare, or is that wrong....????
And tree is NO WAY this bunch of hypocrites did NOT know this would happen to our Veterans....my prayer is GOD does a shake up in this country that cleans house, but if not, I pray Pelosi, Reid, Obama, and the whole gang end up homeless in the end; NO FOOD, NO HEALTHCARE; NO SAFE PLACE TO LIVE; NO BED TO SLEEP IN AND NO ONE TO CARE...it isn’t impossible. And if we ‘reap what we sow’ the end of their lives should be HELL! or THEIR HEREAFTERS...!
40% of the people in this country are idiots. Blind idiots at that.
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
4. Exchanges Republican voting vets for democrat double-voting corpses.
Everything the Democrats touch turns to crap.
This will be reported in the mainstream media as, “Budget cuts forced by Tea-Party Republicans force elderly vets from nursing home....but first, does being gorgeous and brilliant have a downside? We’ll ask First Lady Michelle Obama.”
This president is so despicable. Proves that you can take the community organizer out of the ghetto ...
I know it would be unconstitutional, but I think a requirement to hold the office of POTUS would be to have served time in the Military. I know this wouldn’t always make a difference (Carter), but it would give the vets a fighting chance.
“There has been no effective opposition to the Marxist left for 6 years.”
Frustration BUMP to that! Grrrrrrrr!
Hope n’ Change.
once a retired vet hits 65, they go onto medicare and Tricare ends.