- Analysts estimate the home health care industry is worth nearly $100 billion
- Workers generally earn too much to qualify for public aid but too little to afford premiums
- If Medicaid is revised, one worker says, her livelihood is at risk, not just insurance
For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor -- no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new glasses.