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!

Silver Alerts can help IHSS clients who go missing

Silver Alerts can help IHSS clients who go missing

Do you know what a Silver Alert is? It’s like an Amber Alert, but instead of a warning system for missing children, it alerts law enforcement, media and the public when a senior or a person with developmental disabilities or cognitive impairment goes missing. As caregivers, many of our clients or loved ones fit that description, so UDW members have been at the forefront of statewide efforts to ensure the safety of vulnerable people like the ones for whom we care. This year, we sponsored a bill, SCR 64, that designated September 2017 as Silver Alert Community Education Month. On […]

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New Health Care Repeal bill threatens Medicaid and IHSS

New Health Care Repeal bill threatens Medicaid and IHSS

Earlier this year UDW and working people across the country stood up and successfully stopped multiple health care repeal bills. We protected IHSS and Medicaid from cuts that would harm our clients and loved ones. The message sent to Congress was millions of voices strong: Protect Medicaid. Don’t cut our care. Now they need to hear our voices again. Congress is working to pass a federal budget and a new health care repeal legislation that would make even worse cuts to Medicaid and home care in California. The new legislation is being rushed through Congress to beat a September 30 […]

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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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