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COVID-19, home health

Home Health Workers Pay Is Paltry, Says Biden

In a speech this month, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, offered the third installment of a four-part economic plan being rolled out in advance of the Democratic National Convention in August.

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Home care workers: Poor caring for the poor

The home care program in Massachusetts has been described as a service in which low-income older women are taken care of by low-income younger women. The fact is, most clients — and their providers — are women.

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Home care workers need better pay, benefits

By Rebecca Beitsch People working in one of the fastest growing professions in America aren’t well paid. Many of them don’t get health or retirement benefits. And federal minimum wage and overtime protections still don’t apply to them. Despite the low wages and odd hours, 2 million Americans are home care workers, helping to dress, […]

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Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren
 WASHINGTON — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on […]

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House vote delays cut in Medicare pay for doctors

“According to our research, most seniors in Massachusetts — across party lines — wanted Congress to fight to stop this cut. And, the majority of Bay State seniors said they would view their elected officials more favorably if they fought to protect payments to Medicare doctors,” said AARP Massachusetts State Director Deborah Banda.

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