19th News: Caregiving advocacy groups launch $20 million campaign on infrastructure bill

Caregiving advocacy groups launch $20 million campaign on infrastructure bill

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s expected rollout on Wednesday of a wide-ranging infrastructure plan, a coalition of advocacy groups focused on caregiving announced a $20 million campaign aimed at shoring up support for their priorities.

 

The #CareCantWait coalition is calling on the administration and Congress to include measures in the next major piece of recovery-related legislation that would invest $450 billion in Medicaid home and community-based services; cap child care at 7 percent of family income; and guarantee at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents or to deal with a personal or family illness. 

 

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