Washingtonians for a Responsible Future

Yakima Herald-Republic: Long-term care an issue for families, Legislature

The Yakima Herald-Republic Opinion-Editorial:

Long-term care is a reality that must be faced by every community and every family.

Only one-third of seniors have planned for their long-term care needs, yet this is a topic that does not rise to the top of the priority list for most Washingtonians. In a 2014 poll by The Feldman Group, long-term care ranked seventh on the list of priorities for the state Legislature and the governor. Education, jobs and the economy, and state spending topped the list.

This is unacceptable.

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