Monday Briefing: Obamacare’s Unlikely Defenders

Start your week off right by catching up on the most popular recent Home Health Care News stories and articles around the web that a grabbed our attention.

Stay up to date on who’s getting involved in national demonstrations to keep Obamacare and why the role of caregiver is so skewed toward women.

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Obamacare’s Unlikely Defenders

In the face of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the caregiver workforce has come out in support to keep coverage and jobs, The Atlantic reports. Health care workers are protesting in ongoing demonstrations, which reached the U.S. Capitol recently.

“With Price’s likely confirmation on the horizon and the prospects of some kind of Obamacare repeal still possible—and as Trump’s daily threats to immigrants continue—these protesters say they’ll keep protesting,” Vann R. Newark II of The Atlantic writes.


Not Just for Women

A topic we hit on recently is gaining traction in the UK, as the majority of the caregiver workforce continues to be made up of mostly women. In the UK, just 15.3% of this workforce is men. Despite the stark difference, some older men are actually more comfortable with a male caregiver.

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Written by Amy Baxter

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