This month, Washington State has become the first in the country to develop a new system for affordable long-term care. The WA Cares Fund and its corresponding tax are the subject of much debate.

The articles below talk about:

What does the fund do?

How are the taxes being implemented?

Is there a better way?

WA Cares Fund

By WA State Department of Social and Health Services

May 2021

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New Washington Payroll Tax to Pay for 'Free' Long-Term Care Benefits from the State

By Craig A. Day & Sherry L. Talton

The National Law Review

May 3, 2021

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Long-term caregiving is crushing women's finances. These states could chart a new path.

By Carly Stern

The Seattle Times

April 28, 2021, 06:10PM PDT

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Why to consider opting out of Washington state's Long-Term Care Trust Act

By Andrew Hinkelman

King5 News

April 29, 2021, 10:00AM PDT

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(05/21)