NEWJERSEY: 7 NJ counties run Nursing Homes?

BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL 

Should Nursing Homes Be a Government Service?

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NANTUCKET, Mass.—The 11,000 year-round residents of this summer colony off Cape Cod are confronting an emotional question: whether the island is a place where they can grow old.

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Nantucket now joins cities and towns from New Jersey to Tennessee in wondering whether nursing homes are an essential municipal service like fire, sewers and schools.

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Financial pressures led New Jersey counties to sell their nursing homes to private companies, a move that saved some facilities, according to John Donnadio, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties. Only seven New Jersey counties still run nursing homes, down from 14 about five years ago, and “that number is going to drop more,” he said.

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Who knew?

Why?

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. 

I don’t understand why it’s in 5?

Argh!

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