Anti-worker interests just filed an initiative to the legislature to take away $36,500 in WA Cares benefits soon available to 3 million working Washingtonians.
WA Cares will help workers stay in their homes when they are ill, injured, or elderly.
WA Cares will pay $36,500 (adjusted for inflation) for help like:
Most of us – 70% – will need help with meals, moving around, or using the bathroom at some point in their lives.
For nearly everyone, paying for home care is a huge struggle. Neither health insurance nor Medicare cover home care. Private long-term care insurance rejects people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other pre-existing conditions.
WA Cares covers everyone, pays for home care, and more.
Tell your lawmakers in Olympia – workers cannot afford to lose WA Cares.
Dear WA Lawmakers,
Do not take away workers' WA Cares benefits.
Anti-worker interests are pushing an initiative to the legislature to take away $36,500 in WA Cares benefits soon available to all working Washingtonians.
The long-term care coverage crisis impacts the vast majority of working Washingtonians. Many of us have pre-existing conditions that would disqualify us from expensive private long-term care insurance.
Others are unpaid caregivers struggling to balance work and caring for a family member.
Most of us – 70% – will need help with meals, moving around, or using the bathroom at some point in our lives.
Finding the means to pay for that care is extremely challenging, putting enormous pressure on families and taxpayer-funded Medicaid.
WA Cares will take pressure off families by providing workers with a fund to pay for care when we need it most.
We call on you to oppose taking away workers' WA Cares benefits.