WA Cares may not fund family caregivers

Guest Column

The May 1 meeting of a WA Cares oversight commission should be must-see-TV, as it made one thing super clear: There is going to be a lot of disappointment if WA Cares remains a mandatory program funded by 58 cents (or more) of every $100 a worker earns.

Not only will some workers not qualify for the money they’re being told should give them peace of mind about possible long-term-care needs, Washingtonians who do qualify for a WA Cares benefit won’t be able to fully choose how the money gets spent.

There is the law that created WA Cares to contend with, a state agency making rules about minimum...

 

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