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How Will The American Health Care Act Affect Home Health Care Workers?

How Will The American Health Care Act Affect Home Health Care Workers?

Insight With Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio, May 17, 2017 Journalist Paul Tullis shares his latest feature for Capital & Main on how the American Health Care Act would impact home health care workers. Also joining is Bonnie Kerlew, a retired Department of Defense Nurse who has now raising Jaime, a young man suffering from cerebral palsy. Kerlew is concerned Jaime will lose the funding he needs for his health care costs because of the AHCA replacement, she’s the principle character in Tullis’ story. You can listen to the radio interview here.

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Can California’s Most Vulnerable Survive Obamacare’s Replacement?

Can California’s Most Vulnerable Survive Obamacare’s Replacement?

Paul Tullis, Capital and Main, May 12, 2017 When Bonnie Kerlew retired from her job as a nurse at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in 2005, she wanted to continue helping others. She eventually became guardian to a boy with cerebral palsy, whose family she had been helping, and today she cares for him by herself eight hours a day, plus weekends, in Oceanside. “After I got to be his guardian, his case worker came to me and asked why I wasn’t on IHSS,” Kerlew recalls. In-Home Supportive Services is a state program, administered by California’s 58 counties, […]

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Jaime’s Story: Left Behind by the American Health Care Act

Jaime’s Story: Left Behind by the American Health Care Act

By Marco Amador, Capital & Main, May 12, 2017 The American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives, and supported by President Trump, would cause millions to lose their health care. Among those at greatest risk are severely disabled children, who depend on Medicaid for themselves and their caretakers.  

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The American Health Care Act: A Nationwide Diagnosis

The American Health Care Act: A Nationwide Diagnosis

Rex Weiner, Capital & Main, May 12, 2017 If put under a large enough stethoscope and asked to cough, America would appear to require an ambulance. Amidst a dark and gathering cloud of negative indicators, death rates for cardiovascular disease and drug overdoses are up nationally, according to the United Health Foundation, and adult obesity increased 157 percent since the UHF’s first America’s Health Rankings Annual Report in 1990. Unfortunately, the American Health Care Act, as passed by the House of Representatives May 4, inspires no confidence in any improvement of the national condition, say leaders involved on the front […]

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ACA repeal spells disastrous cuts for California’s seniors and disabled

ACA repeal spells disastrous cuts for California's seniors and disabled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 4, 2017 Today, after months of unsuccessful attempts, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Fourteen California Congressional Representatives voted in favor of the repeal, which cuts $400 million from California’s IHSS program by 2020. It also guts the federal Medicaid program, which funds over 50% of IHSS, and eliminates vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions – including the Californians with disabilities and seniors that UDW’s nearly 100,000 home providers serve. “This bill is a devastating attack on seniors and […]

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