Budget & Legislation

UDW is the home care providers union and the voice of caregivers in the State Capitol. We are fighting together for the issues that matter most to us and our clients: ending cuts to IHSS client hours, fighting restrictions to overtime and provider hours, expanding paid IHSS services and more. Read our 2016 legislative scorecard here!

May 2017 IHSS News

May 2017 IHSS News

Urgent: IHSS still at risk Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid and IHSS by $400 million. And President Trump’s budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to Medicaid/IHSS. Call President Trump at 1-855-912-7804 TODAY and tell him: Don’t cut Medicaid. Electronic timesheets for IHSS The state has delayed the roll out of electronic timesheets for IHSS, which is currently a pilot program in Riverside, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. We will continue to keep you posted about the electronic timesheet system as it is launched […]

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New Federal Analysis Estimates That House Republicans’ American Health Care Act Would Increase the Number of Uninsured by 23 Million

New Federal Analysis Estimates That House Republicans’ American Health Care Act Would Increase the Number of Uninsured by 23 Million

Scott Graves, CA Budget & Policy Center, May 23 On May 4, the House of Representatives narrowly approved — on a 217 to 213 vote — H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Every Democrat and 20 Republicans voted against the bill. This legislation would reverse the progress that California and the rest of the nation have made in extending health coverage to millions of people under the framework of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law in 2010. The AHCA would make several changes that would damage the health […]

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

Howard Bedlin, NCOA, May 23 Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs The White House released its first full budget proposal today, and it includes historic cuts to—and even elimination of—programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. Congress has indicated that it will develop its own FY18 budget, so the Administration’s proposal is just that—an outline of its funding priorities. However, it does set up the debate for the coming fiscal year. Here are 10 ways the Administration’s budget—if enacted—would impact senior programs: Medicaid: Cut by […]

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Trump Budget and Health Care Cuts are Devastating for People with Disabilities, Including Soojung’s Family

The Arc, May 23 WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration is planning for $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72.4 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with I/DD. “Where we invest our federal dollars is a […]

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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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