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Fighting back against white domestic terrorism

Fighting back against white domestic terrorism

Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: Last week 14 bombs were mailed to CNN and various Democratic officials and supporters. On Wednesday a white man shot and killed two Black seniors at a Kroger grocery store in Kentucky; minutes before entering the grocery store, the suspect tried to enter a Black church. Two days ago a man opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 12 people – the deadliest attack on Jewish people in American history. We cannot continue to sit idly by while white supremacists emboldened by President Trump continue to terrorize this country. The President often […]

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2018 legislative session brings many wins for caregivers

2018 legislative session brings many wins for caregivers

UDW caregivers fight for IHSS and the clients who need it—at the kitchen table, at the bargaining table, and at the California State Legislature, where many critical decisions about our program and how it is funded are made. This year, UDW members won a number of important victories, and helped these bills become law: Protecting IHSS providers from sexual harassment Because there are currently no protections in place for us, many IHSS providers have endured sexual harassment in the workplace in silence. To begin to end this abuse, UDW co-sponsored AB 3082, which requires the Department of Social Services to […]

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Orange County’s Home-Care Program Is Plagued With Poor Pay and Shortages

Orange County’s Home-Care Program Is Plagued With Poor Pay and Shortages

Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly, Sept. 6 2018 Monique Taloa pulls out a drawer that’s full with her sister’s prescription bottles. She sits down at the kitchen table of her Buena Park home and methodically sorts pills into a large plastic box with compartments as deep as an ice tray’s. “It is very complex because I don’t want to make a mistake,” Taloa says, her shimmering bracelets clanking on the table. “What happened with Tonya is that the doctor removed her from almost 19 medications and lowered the dosages of everything that she is on to the bare minimum because […]

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Latest anti-worker move by Trump Administration endangers long term care for hundreds of thousands of Californians

Latest anti-worker move by Trump Administration endangers long term care for hundreds of thousands of Californians

Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME 3930 On July 12 the federal agency that manages Medicaid announced a proposed rule change that, if implemented, would prohibit in-home care providers who work for Medicaid-funded home care programs from choosing to having certain funds automatically deducted from their paychecks. The right-wing billionaires in favor of this new rule say it’s about preventing “dues skimming” from Medicaid payments. But these kinds of voluntary paycheck deductions—primarily health insurance payments and union dues—are common for workers of all kinds, and the only real reason to ban them is to jeopardize caregivers’ health care and bankrupt […]

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Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Most IHSS recipients receive their home care as part of their Medi-Cal benefits. Some people’s income is too high for them to qualify for full coverage of their hours, so they agree to pay a certain amount each month toward their Medi-Cal expenses before Medi-Cal will pay. That amount is called Share-of-Cost (SOC). The SOC may be paid to the IHSS provider, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or when purchasing other medically necessary goods or services. How it works Your client receives an “Explanation of Share-of-Cost” letter the California Department of Social Services that tells them how much SOC they need […]

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