California’s New Attorney General Plots a Progressive Health Care Agenda
In a candid interview, California’s newly appointed attorney general, Rob Bonta, reflects on his progressive roots and says he will pursue a health care agenda centered on the principle that quality medical care is a right, not a privilege. To read the full story, click here.
Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home
Covid-19 and dozens of other illnesses now qualify for hospital level care at home under a new federal effort aimed at freeing up hospital beds during public health emergencies. To read the full story, click here.
Home Health Aides Want Respect as Essential Workers
Home caretakers and personal aides, who are overwhelmingly Latina and Black women, are among the worst-paid workers in the U.S., even as the pandemic has shown the value of their care. Most home health aides have no benefits, like Medicaid, and earn $10 to $13 an hour on average, which they say barely covers the cost of traveling to and from their house calls. To read the full story, click here.