Health workers, organizations rally for higher health care spending
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It’s been a slow, 13-year squeeze.
In 2006, New Hampshire approved an increase in the rates providers are paid by Medicaid. But after a recession, wild political swings and competing priorities, the rates have stayed the same, and clinics and community centers are feeling the pinch.
Nursing homes have struggled to fill positions. Home health care recipients can hardly get the care workers to show up seven days week. Wages for lower-level nursing employees hover around $11 to $13 an hour.