FACTSHEET: Quality Pay for Quality Care in North Carolina (Updated 2017)

By Allan Freyer
Director, Workers' Rights Project
August 2017

North Carolina is rapidly aging—the population over 65 is projected to more than double by 2050. A growing number of seniors will need low-cost solutions for the challenge of long-term care, and in-home care services provide a much more cost-effective approach than nursing homes. Unfortunately, the rate at which Medicaid reimburses home health care providers in North Carolina is just $13.88—the fourth lowest in nation and well below what it takes for employers to profit and workers to earn wages that allow them to make ends meet.

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