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Skilled Nursing Profession Responds to 2012 Election Results  
Skilled Nursing Profession Responds to 2012 Election Results

Contact: Mike Cowden
(202) 898-3165


Washington, DC – The following is a statement from the American Health Care Association President & CEO Mark Parkinson regarding the 2012 Election results:

“Voters have made their choice for the President and policymakers who will lead our country through the next four years.

“While we know that the President and our newly elected Congress must find ways to reduce federal spending and fund a wide variety of programs, now is the time to take a hard look at meaningful reforms to solve the issues that face both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Stable Medicare and Medicaid funding will help ensure America’s seniors continue to have access to high quality long term and post-acute care.

“Our profession is committed to working with President Barack Obama and members of both chambers of Congress to find viable solutions for our nation’s funding needs.”

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 13,700 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or