Although Home Caregivers Are In Demand, Few Earn Minimum Wage Or Overtime
PBS NewsHour examines the difficulties faced by many of these caregivers, who can have arduous duties and struggle financially. Also, The Fiscal Times explores whether the federal government is paying too much for Medicare Advantage plans.
Why Home Care Workers Struggle With Low Wages
With most aging Americans wanting to stay in their own homes, the need for in-home caregivers is skyrocketing. But unlike most other jobs, there's no federal guarantee that these workers get minimum wage or overtime. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on the challenge of getting care that’s reasonably priced while still paying caretakers a living wage. (3/16)
The Fiscal Times:
Medicare Advantage Has A Multi-Billion Dollar Problem
For years, experts and reformists have scrutinized the way the federal government calculates benefits for the Medicare Advantage program—saying the formula inflates patients’ health risks and costs the government billions of unnecessary dollars a year. (Ehley, 3/16)