Monday, November 16, 2009

Washington state DSHS Proposes 50% Cut to Benefits For Low-Wage Caregivers – But Not For DSHS Management!

Tues in Seattle & Olympia:
Home Care Workers To Protest DSHS Cuts To Health Benefits
DSHS Proposes 50% Cut to Benefits For Low-Wage Caregivers – But Not For DSHS Management!
For more information, contact:
Adam Glickman, 206-295-9613

Seattle – Home care workers will rally at DSHS offices in Seattle and Olympia on Tuesday, protesting deep cuts to health benefits for low-wage caregivers. DSHS has proposed a 50% cut to funding for health care for thousands of home care workers, which would make health care unaffordable for these direct care workers. Home care workers already have worse health insurance than politicians and agency management – who would not be impacted by this dramatic reduction.
Workers will be picketing and will be delivering a letter to DSHS Secretary Susan Dreyfus protesting the proposed health care reduction.
Seattle
Tuesday, 11:00 AM
DSHS office, 2106 2nd Avenue. Seattle

Olympia
Tuesday, 2:00 PM
DSHS Headquarters, OB2, 1115 Washington St. SE, Olympia


THEN ON THAT SAME VEIN OF DISCUSSION, ALONG COMES THIS ARTICLE BY NOTED GERENTOLOGIST5 DR. KEN DYCHTWALD ENTITLED 
"CAREGIVER CRUNCH - HOW TO FIND AFFORDABLE CARE"


I suggest Dr Dychtwald read the above story to add to his extensive knowledge of the subject.




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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.