“This workforce is uninsured at a rate of twice the general population,” says Carol Regan, director of the PHI Health Care for Health Care Workers campaign, of direct-care workers in long-term care services. “Yet they’re much more likely to be injured or sick on the job. They have the highest rate of injury and illness of any workforce: higher than truckers, higher than roofers, higher than miners. Which is astonishing.”
Regan outlines the health care dilemma faced by direct-care workers in a seven-and-a-half-minute podcast about The Invisible Care Gap, a recent publication from HCHCW.
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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