Best Life Alliance: Legislation Update

A quick recap of what the Best Life Alliance bill entails:

  • 4% wage increases for direct care workers statewide, effective July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018
  • development of a long-term solution for funding health insurance for direct care workers by July 1, 2019

This bill was heard in the Senate Human Services Reform Committee on February 13th and will move ahead once the cost of the bill is determined. The bill was also heard in the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee on February 14th and was passed on to the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Progress is being made!