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By Elizabeth Hovde
Washington Policy Center 

Care program funded by a new payroll tax on workers


Last updated 6/8/2021 at 9:11am

“Stay tuned” was one of the biggest takeaways from a meeting last week where members of a state commission discussed the status of a new, long-term-care entitlement program run by the state and funded by a new payroll tax on workers.

The law’s rules are still being drafted by theEmployment Security Department, and a new eligibility committee was approved to address some of the more controversial aspects of the program, which is now called WA Cares Fund. That move is welcome. A second committee will be created to work with insurance providers to pursue solutions for supplemental insur...

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