The Urban Institute

States could save $14 billion due to federal spending under healthcare reform act, study finds

Due to an increase in federal spending under the healthcare reform law, state governments can expect a net savings in healthcare spending of $14 billion from 2014 to 2019, a new study from the Urban Institute finds.

Direct-care workers to be focus of summit examining best practices, research and policy

It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.