The federal government is again threatening to pull vital Medicaid funding from Austin’s state institution for people with intellectual disabilities. It is the third time in 14 months that the institution has been so threatened, and facility and system administrators are scrambling to meet a June 17 deadline to improve or lose nearly $29 million of its $50 million annual budget.
As the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball reported earlier this week, the federal demand for improvement at the Austin State Supported Living Center follows a string of incidents that resulted in the death of one resident and severe injuries to two others.
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