Latest Long-term care costs News

Potential delay of new long-term care payroll tax considered

Dec. 02, 2021 19:58 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is talking to lawmakers about a potential delay in the collection of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program. On Wednesday, Senate Democratic leadership sent Inslee...

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

Nov. 10, 2021 14:29 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — U.S. food banks already dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge — surging food prices and supply chain issues walloping the nation. The higher costs and limited availability mean some...

Class action lawsuit filed against new WA long-term care tax

Nov. 09, 2021 16:54 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Opponents of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking to stop the January start of the payroll premium for most employees in the state. The suit,...

UK lawmakers back tax hike to pay for health, long-term care

Sep. 08, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won Parliament's support on Wednesday for a big tax hike to pay for short-term health requirements arising from the coronavirus pandemic, as well as for long-term care needed by Britain’s growing older population. ...

UK leader Johnson gambles on tax hike to pay for elder care

Sep. 07, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday how he plans to keep a key election promise to grapple with the rocketing cost of long-term care for Britain’s growing older population. To do it, he broke another election vow: not to raise taxes. ...