Medical Interpreters

Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 Sacramento – The 2016 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) Legislative Scorecard is now available. This year, state legislators and Governor Brown were scored on their support for policies that impact the nearly 98,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers represented by UDW and the estimated 118,000 home care recipients who receive their care. This year’s scorecard also includes the overall career scores of the legislature and the governor dating back to 2009, when UDW began publishing legislative scorecards. “This year, your votes supported policies that will keep people with disabilities safer in our communities, provide a […]

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Medical interpreters help California speak the language of care

California has taken an important step forward in increasing vital services that save lives. This week, the governor signed into law a budget that includes $3 million dollars to fund medical interpretation services for non-English speaking Medi-Cal recipients. For several years, UDW has partnered with Interpreting for California and others to raise awareness on this issue. A lack of medical interpretation services in the state has led to unnecessary treatments, injuries, and even deaths. Julio Perez is one Californian who knows how difficult a family crisis can become without access to a medical interpreter. When his little brother Aldo was […]

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