The move to managed care, in combination with recent changes in labor policies, has affected how home care services are structured and delivered across New York State. This analysis shows that managed care has the potential to improve home care jobs, but government intervention is imperative to ensure home care aides benefit from these changes. Using PHI’s “9 elements of a quality job” framework, we assess whether these major shifts in state policy are supporting job improvements for New York’s over 300,000 home care aides.
Allison Cook is the New York Policy Manager at PHI. Her work focuses on New York policy issues affecting direct care workers, including Medicaid, public benefits, training, career advancement, and workforce development.
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