Coverage for Caregivers: Lessons from Massachusetts Health Reform (2009)
This paper reports on the impact of Massachusetts health reform on the eldercare and disability services sector. Based primarily on data from a survey of nursing care facilities and home care agencies, it reveals that, while most employers offered employer-sponsored insurance, less than one-fifth of Massachusetts direct-care workers were enrolled in 2009. One main reason many were left out is because they were not qualified due to their part-time status or an eligibility waiting period. At least one-fifth of the state's direct-care workforce appear to be covered by publicly subsidized programs.
Author Carol Regan, MPH, and Amy Robins, MPA
PHI Health Care for Health Care Workers
Date October 2009
To View The Report http://directcareclearinghouse.org/download/MA_CoverageForCaregivers.pdf
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers