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For years, CDPAANYS has been making the case that personal assistants need a wage increase. We have argued that the artificially low cost demanded by Medicaid payments prevents consumers from being able to hire and keep a high quality workforce because personal assistants can not afford to live on the low wages the program offers. […]
We all know that Consumer Directed Personal Assistance relies on people being able to hire and keep workers they trust to not only perform varying levels of services for them; but, to bring into their homes and into their lives. This means that when potential workers can get paid more in less labor intensive jobs […]
An interesting story was published today, titled “Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise.” By February of next year, Wal-Mart will begin base pay at $10/hour. This means that starting wage at Wal-Mart, an employer who has received a great deal of negative press as a company that pays notoriously low wages, will be the same, or […]
2015 LOBBY DAY AGENDA – THE ISSUES PROTECT CONSUMER-DIRECTED THROUGH ADEQUATE FUNDING Consumer directed personal assistance offers independence, empowerment and high-quality services all at a substantial savings to the State over traditional agency-based care. Reimbursement rates that have not been increased in years, and in some instances have been cut, have not meant that the […]