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Home health care. States argue that unionized workers would be harmed and, in the words of Connecticut, “undermined,” as the infrastructure relied on by the unionized workers for union deductions is harmed. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

Connecticut has joined a new multistate lawsuit aiming to stop implementation of a new Trump administration rule that Connecticut and several other states say would interfere with and in some ways undermine thousands of home care workers who assist the elderly and disabled through Medicaid programs.

The new “Final Rule,” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on May 6, would effectively prevent long-established union deductions and benefit contributions made by Medicaid-based home care workers via direct payroll deductions, according to the multistate suit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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