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VOTE YES on 8212 to Support Long-Term Care

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Ballots have arrived, and this year it includes an important measure that we at AARP Washington strongly support. We encourage you to vote to approve ESJR 8212 to secure the Long-Term Care Trust Act for vulnerable Washingtonians.

Seventy percent of adults over the age of 65 will need some level of long-term care, but ninety percent are uninsured for it. That’s why Washington state passed the landmark Long-Term Care Trust Act in 2019. The Act addresses Washington’s long-term care crisis by creating a fund to help folks pay for assisted living or in-home care when the time comes. However, to make the Long-Term Care Trust Act serve the people of Washington, there’s one more critical step: Approve 8212 this November.

ESJR 8212 will help reduce the burdensome cost of long-term care for hundreds of thousands of struggling Washington families by giving the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) more options to manage investments in the long-term care fund responsibly. The Washington State Investment Board already invests pensions for front-line workers like our teachers, police, and firefighters in this manner. They also manage investments for workers' compensation in the state.

This November, we need to give the WSIB the tools they need to responsibly invest in Washington’s future. Approving 8212 ensures that vulnerable Washingtonians can rely on and afford long-term services and support when they need them most. Vote ‘Approve 8212’ by November 3rd.

The Long-Term Care Trust fund will help families pay for critical services with a benefit of up to $36,500 and will adjust for inflation. The fund is available to Washingtonians once they need assistance with three or more regular daily activities such as eating, bathing, or help with medications and have vested into the program. 

Vote to ‘Approve 8212’ by November 3rd.

The following organizations endorse ESJR 8212:

AARP
Senior Lobby
League of Women Voters
SEIU 775
Washington Area Association Aging (W4A)
Washington Education Association
Washington State Labor Council
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA)
Poverty Action Network
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Adult Family Home Council
Elite Home Care
LeadingAge Washington
Casa Latina
Economic Opportunity Institute
Washington State Democrats
Washington Homecare Coalition
Japanese American Citizens League
Washington State Council on Aging
OneAmerica + OneAmericaVotes
Caring Across Generations
Washington Federation of State Employees

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