Washingtonians for a Responsible Future

The Everett Herald: State must address funding for long-term care needs

The Everett Herald writes:

We’re not getting any younger.

A little less than 14 percent of Washington state’s population is 65 years or older. Four years ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the dependency ratio, the number of people 65 and older to every 100 people of traditional working ages, is expected to increase from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030, when the youngest of the baby boomers will have moved into that 65 and older category.

Nor are we well prepared for it.

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