What Went Wrong: Health care
Dec. 26, 2012
Demand for home health-care workers is growing. But low wages and lack of benefits — including health care — contribute to the struggle many in the industry continue to face.
Jan. 23, 2012
Elder care and home health care are rare bright spots in the American economy, adding jobs at a steady clip. But as the workforce grows, so, too, do fights on unionization, wages and benefits.
Sept. 7, 2011
The nation is getting older. How will social services adjust to these changes? Minnesota is seeking to completely change the way it spends federal Medicaid funds for the elderly and disabled. Cynthia Boyd writes about it in the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Aug. 9, 2011
Many uninsured rely on services offered at community clinics yet funding for the outlets may be at risk. As Katharine Mieszkowski writes, health care reform and high unemployment will increase demand for community health centers.
March 17, 2011
Workers at a nursing home near Philadelphia unionized last year, seeking better wages and less expensive health care. Still without a contract, they picketed, a scene likely to be repeated around the country in the coming months and years.