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Less than 1,000 sick and disabled people and those who take care of them in-home rallied on the south lawn of the Capitol building today. Image by: Kati Garner
The in-home care workers rally was organized by Labor unions representing the health workers.
Their goal today? To deliver 75,000 signed petitions to Governor Jerry Brown.
And to get their message out that Home Care saves money and lives. During his budget revision last month, the governor announced that the state’s budget deficit is roughly $16 billion, greater than previously thought. Brown has proposed cuts to a multitude of social services, including several state-funded health care programs like Healthy Families, which provides medical care to uninsured children. Image by: Kati Garner Image by: Kati Garner Image by: Kati Garner
Arguments in favor of keeping things as they are is that it actually costs less taking care of a sick or person with a disability in-home rather than in an institution.
According to Scott Mann, a spokesman for Service Employees International Union, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal would cut the workers’ hours by 7 percent, eliminate domestic services. Cutting at-home care could result in more hospitalizations and nursing home admissions. Home Care workers have until June 15 to make sure their language is passed, either as a stand-alone bill (SB 1503) or included in the state budget. Image by: Kati Garner
Mission accomplished - 75,000 signed petitions were delivered to the office of Gov. Jerry Brown today.
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