A Proposed Minimum Wage For Private Healthcare Facilities In The City Of Long Beach

This study examines the potential economic implications of implementing a citywide healthcare sector minimum wage increase in the City of Long Beach for private healthcare facilities. Private healthcare facilities are defined as privately-owned hospitals, outpatient clinics, dialysis clinics, psychiatric hospitals/facilities, and facilities that are part of an integrated healthcare delivery system connected to a private hospital. In particular, the economic report will explore the potential benefits and risks of implementing a citywide private healthcare minimum wage increase to $25 per hour for healthcare support workers, direct care workers, and healthcare service workers in these facilities.

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