Mass. Governor Urges More Home Care, Less Hospital Use

Massachusetts’ House and Senate yesterday passed a health care cost control bill that will limit the state’s spending on healthcare to grow only has fast as the state’s overall economy, reports the Associated Press.  The bill would save $200 billion over the next 15 years for the state and would help in establishing “accountable care […]

PHI: Millions of Home Care Workers Wouldn’t Benefit From Minimum Wage Increase

Thousands of low-wage workers participated in a country-wide ‘Day of Action’ on Tuesday as they lobbied to raise the federal minimum wage, but even if that were to happen, the nation’s 2.5 million home care workers won’t benefit—and that needs to change, says the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). Home care workers remain excluded from minimum wage […]