Mass. lawmakers want to raise nursing home wages
Direct care staff at Massachusetts nursing homes could see a raise.
The state House of Representatives proposed a budget for the state to spend at least $35.5 million on "wages, benefits and related employee costs of direct care staff" at nursing homes.
The proposal is a modification of the budget proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker in January, which called for an increase in state spending but did not specify how nursing homes spend the additional funding. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East lobbied for the changes.
The House plan has charged MassHealth, the state Medicaid office, to prepare a cost analysis of wage increase by Jan. 30.
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