In this month’s report, we see a positive trend as states carve out more Medicaid funding for adults with disabilities and raise minimum wages for direct support workers. Additionally, as Omicron continues to crush health care workers already under strain from nearly two years of grappling with the pandemic, health care providers are making great strides as they pivot to face the mounting challenges. Providers have shifted to remote care...
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.
Posted by Lissette Rivera on Feb 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM
As a critical component of Biden's Build Back Better Plan, investment in home-and-community-based-services (HCBS) proposes to create a robust caregiving system while also driving sustainable economic growth and meeting the health care needs of people with disabilities.