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Conn. Gov.’s Orders On Home And Child Care Workers Raise Concerns

Gov. Dannel Malloy established a way for home care and child care workers to unionize. Meanwhile, in California, a legislative committee looked at the financial burden of long-term care.

The Connecticut Mirror: GOP Hearing Challenges Malloy Order On Home Care Attendants
Opponents of two executive orders that establish a way for home care attendants and child care workers to unionize voiced their frustration Thursday, warning that they could hurt home care in the state, criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for issuing the orders without input from the people most affected, and questioning whether he overstepped his authority (Levin Becker, 11/10).

California Healthline: Senate Committee Takes Aim At Long-Term Care
The numbers are scary, according to policy experts and legislators at a Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care meeting yesterday: The cost of care in a nursing home in California is approximately $6,000 a month, and the cost of part-time, in-home care is roughly $1,700 a month, according to state officials. .. About one-third of the respondents in a UCLA survey say they couldn't afford one month of nursing home care, Wallace said (11/11).

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