Categories assigned to this post:

⭒ New Developments

California Nursing Home Industry Seeks to Cash-In on Pandemic Tragedies

Raising the wages of nursing home caregivers is smart.Trusting nursing homes with even more hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars is dumb.
On March 2, 2022, the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) – a trade group representing nursing home operators – announced a legislative proposal for California to fund a living wage for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Named “The Drive to $25,” the proposal would establish a CNA minimum wage that would grow to $25 in the next three years. The proposal calls for Medi-Cal to pay for two thirds of this wage increase via wage pass-throughs at an annual cost to Medi-Cal of about a half-billion dollars. READ OUR COMPLETE STATEMENT HERE