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Supporters In Washington To Push Long-Term Care Savings Bill.

February 4, 2019

Public News Service (2/4) reports Washington state residents are “in Olympia to urge lawmakers to pass legislation designed to help folks save for their care when they need it.” AARP volunteers “delivered more than 5,200 petitions Monday to legislators” in support of the Long-Term Care Trust Act, which would “fund long-term services through a payroll fee of just over half of 1 percent, with lifetime benefits capped at $36,500.” AARP Washington Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul “says expensive long-term care costs are becoming an unwelcome surprise for many Washingtonians who are struggling to sock away money,” and the partial government shutdown illustrates this, “with people relying on food banks to get by.” Additionally, she remarks that many people have not “saved for their immediate needs,” and the “Long-Term Care Trust Act is about helping people pay for that care now,” so people can “age with purpose and dignity – most likely in their home, where they want to be.”

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