Lissette Rivera

The pandemic underscored the significant value of the direct support workforce, the challenges they continue to grapple with, and how these issues are paramount to the health and safety of the workers and the people they support. Under the current presidential administration, however, there’s a chance to reexamine the state of the caregiver workforce and implement several changes that could improve the profession, thus ensuring care for...

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BCBJ Act Faces Complicated Path to Passage

Posted by Lissette Rivera on Aug 17, 2021 10:45:38 AM

Congress has introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act (H.R. 4131 / S.2210) to operationalize and expand President Biden's proposal for a $400 billion investment in the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program. This is a clear sign that both Congress and the Biden administration are seriously exploring ways to remedy the direct support professional (DSP) workforce crisis.

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