One State’s Quest to Introduce Long-Term Care Benefits
So many people struggle to understand the need that families are facing as they try to afford care. The reality is that many people are spending-down to poverty in their final years to access Medicaid to pay for long-term care, which the average lifetime cost is $260,000. There’s a better way, the Long-Term Care Trust Act is the plan we need to secure our future.
Retirement Readiness - Washington State Retirement Preparedness Study
Washingtonians aren’t saving enough for retirement, at the risk of spending their later years with diminishing standards of living and more reliance on public safety net programs. To better understand this issue and how it impacts Washington, the Washington State Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to study the retirement preparedness of Washington
residents, based on region, age, type of employment, and income.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee promises state action on net-neutrality protections
Gov. Jay Inslee joined Attorney General Bob Ferguson, legislators, and business leaders to announce state plans to preserve an open internet and protect Washington consumers from internet companies that are not transparent about costs or services.
Bill Gates investing $50 million to fund research to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia Gates says has struck members of his own family.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which destroys memory and other mental processes, so Gates said he is investing his own money in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership to search for a solution.
Why support the Long-Term Care Trust Act? At some point, most of us will need some extra assistance as we age. Unfortunately, almost no one is saving enough to pay for the long-term care we need. With a rapidly expanding senior population, we need to address this growing financial crisis facing Washington’s
As consumers face rapidly rising drug costs, states across the country are moving to block “gag clauses” that prohibit pharmacists from telling customers that they could save money by paying cash for prescription drugs rather than using their health insurance. Many pharmacists have expressed frustration
To ensure that tap water in the United States is safe to drink, the federal government has been steadily tightening the health standards for the nation’s water supplies for decades. But over and over again, local water systems around the country have failed to meet these requirements. In a new study