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Medicaid cuts blamed for closing of Christian Care Center in Gunter, Texas

Christian Care Center’s nursing home in Gunter, Texas, is closing. (Photo by WFAA, via www.wfaa.com)

WFAA television in Dallas-Fort Worth reports:

GUNTER, Texas — By the day, the Hilltop Haven facility becomes emptier.
The long-time nursing home in the Grayson County community of Gunter, 21 miles north of Frisco,  has become a victim of economics. It is scheduled to close mid-March.
“We were unable to find a sustainable financial model for Hilltop,” said Senior V.P. Teresa Scott.
It was one of three campuses for Christian Care Centers. But Hilltop Haven was the original; built and started in 1947.

Read the full report.

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    Does the encroachment of socialized medicine and long-term health care force a different paradigm for the institutional involvement of the churches of Christ, and is there a possibility of rethinking the two partisan viewpoints that created the division of the 1930-1970 era (and which continues unabated)? Is there room for moderation on both sides that might heal this breach?
    Royce Bell
    January, 30 2013

    I am sorry to say that this may be seen as a society that does not care for their elderly.It is a sad day when this place of gentle caring for so many years is hurt by government budget cuts.
    My family has a long history with the “Top of the hill” in Gunter. My grandfather attended college at this same location at the “Gunter Bible College” as did his sister. I have attended many third Sunday singings in the Church of Christ that has been the heart of this long time caring facility.

    I am praying for the families effected by this closing.
    Jannie Woodall Bellows

    Jannie Woodall Bellows
    January, 30 2013

    I just want to say “THANKS” again for news clips.
    David Bruce C ofC P O Box 1293 Tupelo,Ms 38802
    January, 31 2013

    In spite of the objections of hospitals and religious leaders, our Texas governor is opting out of Medicaid expansion, which would give thousands of Texans health insurance coverage. Now he’s claiming that Texas is doing great and calls for $1.8 billion tax cut (http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/perry-says-texas-is-doing-great-and-calls-for-1-8-billion-tax-cut.html/).
    Seems like our governor needs to hear about the harm he is doing to the Texas poor and elderly.
    Charles Stelding
    January, 31 2013

    While its sad that the center will close, way too dependent on one form of financing (Medicaid). Business model isn’t sustainable.
    Thankfully centers in Dallas and Fort Worth have a more sustainable model.
    BTW, seems Rick Perry needs to hear about all the good he’s doing by making Texas business friendly.
    Walt Buce
    February, 1 2013

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