“A Monumental Advance”: Newly Unveiled American Jobs Plan Would Invest $400 Billion into Home-Based Care

Posted Saturday, April 3, 2021

On Wednesday, the Biden administration introduced a new $2 trillion infrastructure proposal to create jobs, build roads, fix bridges and more. The proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, would increase funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS).

“President Biden believes more people should have the opportunity to receive care at home, in a supportive community or from a loved one,” a White House fact sheet on the proposal states.

“The HCBS expansion under Medicaid can support well-paying caregiving jobs that include benefits and the ability to collectively bargain, building state infrastructure to improve the quality of services and to support workers,” the fact sheet reads. “This will improve wages and quality of life for essential home health workers and yield significant economic benefits for low-income communities and communities of color.”

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