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FACTS 4: Health Care Coverage for Direct-Care Workers: 2009 Data Update

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March 1, 2011

This PHI fact sheet examines the rate of health care coverage among the direct care workforce, breaking down the workforce by occupation, setting, and location. The report concludes with a discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential to improve the health coverage rate among direct care workers.

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Key Takeaways

Twenty eight percent of direct care workers were uninsured in 2009.
Home care workers lacking health care coverage was 37%, compared to 14% for those working in hospitals.
The ACA has the potential to bring expanded and more stable health insurance coverage to direct care workers.
 
Contributing Authors
Dorie Seavey and Carol Regan
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