Excerpt from Direct Care Alliance: (click for entire article)
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held three days of hearings focused on challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the health care bill informally referred to as Obamacare. Millions of Americans will be affected by the Court’s ruling on the Act, which is expected this week.
Direct care workers have a lot at stake. Approximately 900,000 direct care workers are currently without health insurance, which limits their access to affordable health care for themselves and, in many cases, their families. Recent estimates show that nearly 1 in 5 direct care workers depend on Medicaid.