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!

UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act

UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act

UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act California caregivers remain vigilant and will continue efforts to protect Medicaid for seniors and people with disabilities Over the last several months, UDW caregivers have campaigned against health care repeal attempts that would result in millions of Americans losing coverage and make deep cuts to Medicaid. We are relieved that the Senate’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has failed, and we thank Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris for doing the right thing for Californians. “UDW is committed to the simple idea that we […]

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GOP health care bill threatens the most vulnerable residents in Stanislaus County

GOP health care bill threatens the most vulnerable residents in Stanislaus County

Ken Carlson, Modesto Bee, July 4   Low-income seniors and disabled people who rely on Medi-Cal have been mostly ignored in the discussion over Republican attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act, a new report says. About 90,000 of those residents in the Northern San Joaquin Valley are at risk of service cuts under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, proposed by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The vulnerable groups include 18,700 disabled people and 13,700 seniors in Stanislaus County. About 16,500 seniors and disabled people in Merced County and almost 42,000 in San Joaquin County could be affected by […]

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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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