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Better Care Better Jobs Act: What does it mean for Agencies and Caregivers?

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes a historic investment in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The Better Care Better Jobs Act carries forward President Biden’s vision. Specifically, the bill would: enhance Medicaid funding for HCBS and encourage innovative models that benefit direct care workers and care recipients. On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 direct care workers across the country came together to rally for Jobs, care and justice. In this nationwide effort to push Congress to pass the "Better Care Better Jobs Act," which is part of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, many home care agencies may be asking the question: How does the Better Care Better Job Act impact my agency and my caregivers? Join our guest Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, PHI and CareAcademy's own Erika Sessions, Compliance and Policy Development Manager as we discuss how this bill would impact home care.

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Erika Sessions
Compliance and Policy Development Manager, CareAcademy
Erika Sessions works to aggregate compliance requirements and best practices for home care providers in senior care. Through partnership development, regulatory research, and resource creation, she strives to contribute to data-driven policy change and workforce transformation.
Robert Espinoza
Vice President of Policy, PHI
Robert Espinoza is the Vice President of Policy at PHI, where he oversees its national advocacy, research, and public education division on the direct care workforce. In 2020, he was selected for the first-ever CARE 100 list of the most innovative people working to re-imagine how we care in America today and as one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging. He serves on the board of directors for the American Society on Aging and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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