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Home Care Workers Eyeing Repeal of Obamacare with Concern

There have been numerous news agencies across the country that have been pointing to various groups and even individuals concerned about the prospect of a GOP repeal and replacement of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Within the home care industry, with the average hourly rate earned by aides and other caregivers hovers around $10 per hour, many workers have been taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act to have health insurance, which wasn’t something they had access to in the past.

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Audit Shows Concern About Oversight for Medicaid Home Care Services

In recent years, federal authorities have been cracking down on home health care fraud. In the DC Metro region, just three years ago 25 people were indicted on fraud charges, At the time it was heralded as a great step in the right directed toward cracking down on Medicaid fraud that was costing taxpayers billions of dollars nationwide annually.

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Frustration Mounts for Health and Home Health Care Concerns Across Parts of Country

When President Trump was Candidate Trump, one of the major issues for his platform that helped build a strong base of support was his professed desire to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Republican’s proposal was met with great resistance from all sides of the political spectrum and it has raised concerns among citizens across the country whether a plan that reduces access to health care and that could even impact in home health care for elderly and disabled clients is the best option.

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California Seniors and Disabled Who Rely on Home Care Worried About New Health Care Plan

Even though the GOP’s proposed health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act was withdrawn, it raised a great deal of concern for some who rely on support from the federal government for in home care. One of the major concerns for Californians with regard to this prospective replacement health care bill is that it could limit the amount of time (number of days) seniors can get government supported in home care services.

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