“Long-term care tax is the wrong answer to a good question”

Long-term care tax is the wrong answer to a good question,” by Elizabeth Hovde, Tri-Cities Journal of Business




“The best long-term care is private coverage that is affordable and designed to fit people’s individual needs. Some state lawmakers, though, have a different idea. They don’t think you should be allowed to choose how you plan for your own long-term-care needs and that you should instead be forced to pay into a single, socialized program created by them. They call the mandatory program, misleadingly, the WA Cares Fund. … Legislators should repeal this unfair, costly and inappropriate law and its accompanying payroll tax when they meet again in Olympia. They also should open up more consumer choices, cutting insurance regulations that limit Washingtonians’ options.”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Hear, hear!