The “Just Scrap the Cap” winning video features rapping seniors rhyming their way to the conclusion that the way to shore up Social Security’s long-term… Read More..
State faces historic budget challenges. Washington faces too many needs and obligations to believe that we can simply make cuts. By Ross Hunter Read More..
Washington needs a revenue source or sources that are steady and capable of paying for the basics. Swallow hard, and accept a state income tax Read More..
As newly insured seek care, rural doctor shortage worsens Read More..
Let's Fix Mental-Care Hot Mess Read More..
Union says new home-care worker contract raises average hourly pay over $14 by 2017 Read More..
When a ‘contractor’ is really a cheated employee. ‘Worker misclassification” is a dry term that smacks of paperwork mistakes and picayune regulations. Read More..
DSHS secretary says agency running $25M short — besides the courts’ $30M mental health mandate Read More..
End-of-Life Care Needs Sweeping Overhaul, Panel Says The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at… Read More..
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    Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    Alzheimer’s State Plan: General Public Survey Around 110,000 Washingtonians have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The number will grow to 150,000 by 2025. How will Washington State prepare to meet the growing needs of affected individuals, families, and communities?Help us shape

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  • Moderator Dennis Mahar
    2014 Fall Conference

    The following links are for conference presentations by: DSHS "Focusing on the future:  The Sustainability of Washington's LT Services & Supports System";  "Health & Wellness Program by Dennis Worsham, Deputy Secretary of Dept. of Health;  State Budget Update by David Schumacher, Director,

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  • Wash. St. 65+ Population 2020
    Where Washington Seniors will live in the future

    There will be significant shifts in where Washington seniors live in the future.  The maps show the re-distribution of the 65+ age group in our state over the next two decades.   To see the projected population shifts for 2020 and 2030 go to AGE WAVE under ISSUES.  If you wish to see the whole

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