SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Five states have joined forces to try and block a new rule from the Trump administration they say weakens labor unions and their ability to collectively bargain for wages and benefits. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, announced the lawsuit on Monday with attorneys general in Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon. The lawsuit seeks to block a rule finalized last week by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Becerra and union leaders say it would ban home health care workers paid for by Medicaid from automatically deducting their union dues and health insurance premiums from their paychecks. CMS spokesman Jack Cheevers declined to comment on Monday, saying the agency has not seen the lawsuit yet. But in announcing the final rule last week, CMS said "nothing in this rule would interfere with an employer's ability to make payroll deductions that are required by law or voluntary deductions for things like health and … [Read more...] about California sues US over home health worker union dues
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Most people want to age comfortably at home -- meaning more and more families are looking to hire home health care aides to assist with elderly loved ones who are sick or disabled.Their services can be expensive: The national median cost of a home health aide is more than $50,000 a year, according to long-term care insurance provider Genworth.But often an aide can be paid for without having to dip too deep into retirement savings, because Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care policies can pick up the costs, as long as the help is medically necessary.Follow this path toward finding a home health aide with the right skillset and demeanor to keep a loved one healthy and happy, and take pressure off other family members. Understand what a home health aide doesHome health aides are trained and certified to check their client’s pulse, temperature and breathing, and to help manage medications. They’re not nurses but often work closely with nurses and other medical … [Read more...] about How to hire a home health-care aide
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks Supported by ByRobert Pear Nov. 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has labored zealously to cut federal regulations, but its latest move has still astonished some experts on health care: It has asked for recommendations to relax rules that prohibit kickbacks and other payments intended to influence care for people on Medicare or Medicaid. The goal is to open pathways for doctors and hospitals to work together to improve care and save money. The challenge will be to accomplish that without also increasing the risk of fraud. With its request for advice, the administration has touched off a lobbying frenzy. Health care providers of all types are urging officials to waive or roll back the requirements of … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByRobert Pear Nov. 10, 2018 WASHINGTON — After House Democrats’ election triumph, Nancy Pelosi’s appraisal was clear: “Health care was on the ballot, and health care won.” But how do Democrats intend to use the power they won? The top priorities for Ms. Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, and her party’s new House majority include stabilizing the Affordable Care Act marketplace, controlling prescription drug prices and investigating Trump administration actions that undermine the health care law. Administration officials who have tried to undo the Affordable Care Act — first by legislation, then by regulation — will find themselves on the defensive, spending far more time answering questions and demands from Congress. House Democrats plan to hold early votes on proposals … [Read more...] about Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It?