Nursing homes launch anti-sequester ads

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The American Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes and other skilled nursing facilities, is sponsoring the 30-second spot.

It features Beverly McKinney, who recovered in a skilled nursing facility after being hit by a car, telling the camera about her recovery, and says skilled nursing care would not be available if Congress slashes public programs.

Nursing homes depend largely on Medicare and Medicaid. The industry says it has already taken deep cuts, including payment reductions in the Affordable Care Act, and cannot absorb further hits.