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By Rep. Joe Schmick
9th District 

Legislature votes for delay on Long-Term Care Insurance


January 27, 2022

This House debated and voted on legislation impacting Washington state’s Long-Term Care Insurance and Payroll Tax, a plan created through House Bill 1087 during the 2019 legislative session.

House Bill 1732 would delay implementation of the program by 18 months and delay the collection of premiums until July 1, 2023. House Bill 1733 would create four new voluntary exemptions from the program.

I am grateful the governor and more legislators are starting to understand the many inherent problems with the long-term care insurance plan and payroll tax. It would be my first preference to repeal...

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