Let Us Give Our Families the Care We Give Your Families

As the American population has aged over the past 10 years, the home-care workforce has doubled in size, with more people now receiving long-term assistance in their homes than in nursing institutions. Of the more than 2 million American home-care workers—including nursing assistants, home health aides, and personal-care aides—nearly a quarter are living under the […]

Iowa’s Privatized Medicaid in “State of Emergency”

Four months is all it took. In April, when Iowa governor Terry Branstad handed over the state’s Medicaid program to private insurance companies, many questioned his motives. Recent large-scale transitions to privatized Medicaid in states like Florida and Kansas haven’t fared well. The Des Moines Registerwarned, “The health care of a half million people and $4 […]

OPM rejects call to delay federal long term care price hike

Members of Congress are urging the Office of Personnel Management to delay a major price hike in the long-term-care insurance program for federal employees and retirees. In a letter sent Friday to acting OPM director Beth Cobert, Reps. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Gerry Connolly (Va.) and Don Beyer (Va.), all Democrats, criticized the agency for approving […]