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The Impact of the ACA on Health Coverage for Direct Care Workers

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March 7, 2017
The Impact of the ACA on Health Coverage for Direct Care Workers

New coverage numbers show that the direct care workforce benefited substantially from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Between 2010 and 2014, half a million direct care workers gained coverage. At the same time, the uninsured rate across this workforce decreased by 26 percent.

Key Takeaways

Between 2010 and 2014, half a million direct care workers gained coverage.
Between 2010 and 2014, half a million direct care workers gained coverage and the uninsured rate across this workforce decreased by 26 percent.
Policy changes that limit access to affordable coverage for direct care workers would exacerbate the workforce shortage.
 
Stephen Campbell
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Stephen Campbell

Data and Policy Analyst
Stephen Campbell is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
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