Opinion: Defund the nursing homes

June 18, 2021

Columnist Mike Ervin, aka the ‘Smart Ass Cripple,’ argues that the pandemic has made clear that people in nursing homes are extremely vulnerable and that something needs to be done about it. According to Ervin, “I recruit, hire, train, and supervise my workers myself. And their wage of $15 an hour is paid through a state program funded mostly by Medicaid. Without this program, it would be immensely more difficult for me to fulfill my desired destiny of forever staying the hell out of a nursing home. It would probably be impossible.” Read the full article here