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Direct-care healthcare workers: You get what you pay for

March 1, 2001

Generations Vol. 25, No.1

The options for expanding the general labor pool will likely remain limited while the number of entry-level caregivers is actually shrinking. Unfortunately, our healthcare system cannot adequately respond to these labor-market changes. Restrictions by third-party payers on paraprofessional service providers limit the wages, benefits and working conditions they can offer to direct-care workers.

Contributing Authors
Dawson, Steven, and Rick Surpin
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