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- The PNA Modernization Act would double the federal floor of the Personal Needs Allowance for Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing facilities
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"The paltry Personal Needs Allowance of just
Medicaid beneficiaries who are eligible for nursing care must contribute almost their entire personal income to the cost of the nursing facility. The Personal Needs Allowance is the monthly sum of money that nursing home residents may retain to pay for personal expenses.
The current federal floor of the Personal Needs Allowance is only
The PNA Modernization Act would double the federal floor for the monthly Personal Needs Allowance to
"People think if you're in a nursing home and Medicaid is covering your stay, that Medicaid pays for everything you need. We all need to think again. Many basic items such as clothing, including socks, shoes, and underwear, are not included, and residents must use their PNA to make such purchases. When taken out of a PNA of
The full text of the bill can be found here (https://iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx?&cid=VA10JW&crop=0000.0000.0000.0000&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwexton.house.gov%2fsites%2fwexton.house.gov%2ffiles%2fWexton%2520PNA%2520Modernization%2520Act.pdf&redir_log=280885131206622).