Alene | Chapter 2 (April 2021)
As someone who lost the use of her legs, Alene, an independent retiree, relies on Medicaid home health aides. But the Covid-19 crisis has taken its toll on the availability of home health aides, and she has been forced to spend many days--especially weekend days--alone.
In this video, Alene shares how days at a time go by without any aides due to terrible underfunding and lack of pay for Medicaid home health care workers. People like her, and the front line healthcare workers who take care of them, need Congress to provide increased resources for the program.
The Florida Health Justice Project, a nonprofit organization, recognizes that access to quality and affordable health care is a human right and engages in comprehensive advocacy to expand health care access and promote health equity for vulnerable Floridians.
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