SEIU Healthcare members organize protest in Indianapolis to fight back against proposed cuts to Medicaid program.


Indiana home care workers held a protest in the office of the Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) on Thursday, February 15th to urge policymakers against proposed cuts to the state’s attendant care program.

SEIU Healthcare member Lucretia Buford, a home health aide in Indianapolis, spoke about the difficulty she’s faced over the years to find adequate care for her 29-year-old daughter with Down syndrome.

Scott Adams is a home care recipient from Muncie that uses a wheelchair and who depends on his wife Leah to provide care. Their household will be left in a dire financial situation if the proposed rule change goes into effect and may need to sell their home as a result.

SEIU Healthcare members and allies then headed to the state capitol to meet with legislators to make them aware of the situation and asked them to join their fight in urging FSSA to reverse course on this plan. Their lobbying efforts resulted in securing support from lawmakers in both parties.

This program is a lifeline to Indiana families, and our union is dedicated to fighting to keep it in place.

Click here to watch news coverage of our protest.