Daughters of Jacobi Nursing Home employees rally for health insurance benefits

Some Daughters of Jacobi Nursing Home workers say

Some Daughters of Jacobi Nursing Home workers say they're health insurance was cut off in December.

THE BRONX - A group of Bronx nursing home workers are fighting for their own health after losing insurance back in December.

Home aides and nurses from Daughters of Jacobi Nursing Home rallied on Teller Avenue Thursday, claiming that management decided to stop their benefits while it negotiates selling the facility.

Some employees say they're dedicated to caring for their patients, but have been unable to provide medical care for themselves and their families.

Local Union 1199, which represents the workers, says it's pushing to get health benefits reinstated within the next two months. It also said that the home is being temporarily overseen by the courts until a permanent owner is found.

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