Home Health Aides Fear They’ll Lose Hard-Won Insurance Coverage

Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., examines a pill bottle in her home. Thompson cares for her husband, and worries that if she loses her Medicaid coverage she won’t be able to afford to see a doctor.

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Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., examines a pill bottle in her home. Thompson cares for her husband, and worries that if she loses her Medicaid coverage she won’t be able to afford to see a doctor.

Mike Albans for Kaiser Health News

For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor — no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new glasses.

Like many others who work in the lower rungs of the health care system, a category that includes nursing aides as well as direct care and personal care assistants, she has worked hard to keep her clients healthy

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/31/522082858/home-health-aides-fear-theyll-lose-hard-won-insurance-coverage?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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