How Medicare’s Home Health Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women
The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to cut or increase categories of Medicare spending. Last year, then-HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced home health care funding would be slashed by 3.5 percent annually until 2017. Industry analysts say these cuts disproportionately affect women—who make up the majority of home health care beneficiaries, caregivers, and professionals in that sector of health care….Read More
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