My mother is currently in a SNF with severe dementia in California. Medi-Cal pays and she pays her share of cost and has 35 dollars a month left over. My question is if the new health care bill passes and it looks like it will. What is going to happen to the elderly? With Medicaid being gutted how are the elderly going to be taken care of. Nursing homes funding from medi cal medicaid will be no more meaning nursing homes that accept Medicaid will be shutting down or take self pay patients only. What will happen to the elderly that are poor that rely on Medicaid for their health care? I see a very bleak future here in America if you are not well off financially. Why is the richest nation in the world turning it's back on the elderly the poor and the disabled?