Studies show that 70% of Washingtonians 65
and older will require some type of assistance to live independently as they age.
Yet most haven't saved enough, and long-term care insurance is too
expensive for 90% of us. Because of this many older adults must spend
their life savings before turning to Medicaid to help pay for their long-term
The Long-Term Care Trust Act is a sustainable and financially sound solution to the growing long-term care crisis. The policy will ensure Washingtonians and their families don't have to spend down into poverty to access the long-term care we know that 7 in 10 people over the age of 65 will need.
The LTCTA would create a public long-term care program, providing
Washingtonians with flexible and meaningful benefits ensuring families can
choose the care setting and services that best meet their loved one's
needs. Based on a payroll premium of
just over one half of one percent (.58%), vested and eligible employees would
receive $100 a day with a lifetime benefit of $36,500, which will increase over
time with inflation.
Our Senators have a
significant opportunity to help bring peace of mind
and increased economic security to Washingtonians when it's needed most.
Ask your Senator to tackle the state’s long-term care
coverage crisis head-on by voting YES on HB 1087, the Long-Term Care Trust Act.
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Support HB 1087: The Long-Term Care Trust Act
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