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How is this a win? It doesn't go into effect until 2015 and by then someone will repeal this. How ridiculous.
From what one has read subsequent to Obama yet again by passing Congress, the delay was intended to give small providers time to prepare.
While on the one hand this rule change will mean HHAs will be *entitled* to OT and minimum wages, there is the worry that places will simply hire more workers and spilt cases between two or more HHAs to avoid paying overtime. The other worry is the financial impact this change could have on families that are paying in whole or part for home health care out of their own pockets.
As for this action being repealed in future, I shouldn't worry too much. Obama has used his pen to side step Congress several times from marriage equality to immigration policy and don't see anyone coming after him from either party trying to reverse anything. Republicans are trying yet again to defund Obamacare and you can see where that is getting them.