Everyone knows Medicaid is a mess and now the Obama Administration is going to make it messier.

According to The Hill, new government regulations on nursing homes will cost $730 million or $46,000/nursing home. Among the new rules, requirements services provided must be ”culturally competent.” Huh? (The Hill)

Since Medicaid pays most nursing home bills, the new regulations will eventually cost taxpayers. Legislators need to study Washington’s latest decree and see if the state can do anything to mitigate the burden with home care or other options.