NYS gives homecare aides a raise but insurance companies keep most of it

April 18, 2023

New York State approved a raise of $2.50 an hour for home healthcare workers but the state, the healthcare workers, and the agencies that pay them say some insurance companies are keeping most of it. What agencies typically saw upstate was anywhere from 0 to .20 cents per hour with the insurance companies keeping the rest,” said Bryan O’Malley, executive director of CDPAANYS (an Applied Self-Direction member). When the state passed the raises for homecare workers, the law did not include language on how the money should get to the workers. Read the full article.