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Rate hike to benefit nursing home operators

Georgia's politically connected nursing home industry stands to gain an extra $26 million a year in taxpayer funding from an obscure rate change approved by lawmakers, although many of those same lawmakers now say they don't remember how it got into the state budget.

About 40 nursing homes could see rate increases under the change, including several owned by top political donors to Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and leading lawmakers, according to a Department of Community Health report.

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