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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

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Home health care workers Jasmine Almodovar (far right) and Artheta Peters (center) take part in a Cleveland rally for higher pay on Sept. 4. (Photo by Sarah Jane Tribble)

Holly Dawson believes her job is a calling.

She is one of about 2 million home care workers in the country. The jobs come with long hours and low pay.

Each workday, Dawson drives through the Cleveland suburbs to help people take their medicines, bathe and do the dishes. She also takes time to lend a sympathetic ear.

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This story was produced in partnership with NPR, Kaiser Health News, and WCPN.

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