Tuesday, November 3, 2009

IHSS "Reform" Disaster

On October 28th the Assembly Budget Committee convened an oversight hearing on the Schwarzenegger Administration’s botched implementation of its own proposals to reduce fraud the governor claims is in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.

IHSS provides medical, nursing, and day to day living assistance to 460,000 elderly and disabled in their own homes. It has proven itself a less expensive and more effective alternative to nursing home care while enabling individuals to live with dignity in their community. Please watch the video to see how this program is needlessly under threat. That’s why I am pushing through emergency legislation to prevent the imminent collapse of the IHSS program.