The Facts Don’t Lie
The facts don’t lie, but my opponent does.
You may have recently received a false and dishonest attack about a bill that would help seniors, calling the bill a “tax.”
The truth is that my vote was for better nursing homes and better quality of care for our senior citizens.
Here are the real FACTS :
- There is NO “Granny Tax”
- The bill language specifically states that “A facility may not list the reinvestment allowance as a separate charge on a resident’s billing statement or otherwise directly or indirectly attempt to charge the reinvestment allowance to a resident.”
- The bill would not cost taxpayer dollars and rewards quality healthcare.
- Modeled after a CMS approved program currently used by 43 other states, such as Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Indiana and Utah, the bill would have established a way for Texas to draw down federal funds to help improve nursing homes without using a state appropriation.
The actual text of the bill is here: http://www.capitol. state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/ billtext/pdf/HB02766E.pdf# navpanes=0
If you have any questions, call me anytime: (817) 601-5446. Please forward this with your friends who have been mislead by opponent.
Thank you for your continued support and friendship,