PHI has released its 2017 federal priorities, calling on the Trump administration and Congress to strengthen the direct care workforce.
PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
Access to health coverage improved significantly for direct care workers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Between 2010 and 2014, half a million workers gained coverage, reducing the uninsured rate among paid caregivers from 28 percent to 21 percent.
In testimony before the New York State Assembly Committee on Health, Committee on Aging, and Committee on Labor, and the Task Force on People with Disabilities, PHI New York Policy Manager Allison Cook focused on solutions to the home care worker shortage affecting all parts of the state.