Sen. George S. Logan, the Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, announced that he will vote “yes” to approve a state contract which provides workers compensation insurance for home care workers. “These workers provide essential labor for seniors and patients with disabilities,” Sen. Logan said. “The services they provide – from bathing to dressing to helping our most vulnerable residents with everyday errands – help people maintain their independence and stay in their homes. They also provide vital emotional support.
“These laborers need workers comp. They need to know that they will have safety and security if they get injured on the job. They need to know that we, as legislators, are grateful for what they do. They also need to know that we support them and their quality of life. I will be proud to support this bipartisan bill and look forward to its passage.”