Home Care victory: IHSS hours restored!

We did it! As part of the budget deal just reached between Governor Brown and the Legislature, the 7% cut in IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services) hours has been reversed effective July 1, 2015. That means the people we care for will soon be receiving a letter from their county agency informing them of this great news and additional instructions.

Our victory is the result of all the hard work of thousands of home care providers, consumers, and activists who rallied in Sacramento all year. United, we delivered tens of thousands of sign-ons, testified in hearings, and talked with nearly every member of the Legislature.

At the same time, our fight isn’t over until every hour restored is restored for good. Our fight might be done for now, but a full, permanent restoration of hours isn’t complete yet. This budget designated the restoration of hours for one year – with future funding dependent on the passage of a new managed care tax.

Together, we can continue the pathway to dignity for all caregivers and our consumers by continuing to advocate for IHSS.

Read the press release here.

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6 Responses to “Home Care victory: IHSS hours restored!”

  1. robert cuilasn says:

    great job, thank you.

  2. Nurse Ratchet says:

    What exactly did you do? You allowed hours to be cut in the first place. So they cut hours and now they restored them since the economy has improved. Did you help improve the economy? Please stop trying to take credit for things you shouldn’t. I would rather support The Disability Rights Advocates or whomever files lawsuits on behalf of the disabled and I don’t think that’s YOU.

  3. Lori Wentz says:

    YES, glad to have my hours back!!

  4. Ron says:

    What about about our overtime?

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