By Elise Viebeck - 11/12/12 03:43 PM EST
The AHCA's latest ad features women who benefited from a skilled nursing facility and a rehabilitation facility while recovering from accidents and surgery.
The Obama administration estimates that the sequester would slash $11 billion from Medicare as a result an across-the-board 2 percent provider cut. Also known as sequestration, the looming budget ax is meant to force a deal on long-term deficit reduction and is part of the fiscal cliff.
Parkinson said that lawmakers should have nursing-home residents on their minds as they work to reach a deal.
"Any potential deal struck to address the ‘fiscal cliff’ must consider the impact on our residents and the much-needed access to quality care that we provide," he said.