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Sign-On Letter re Medicaid funded Home Care, due May 8th

Posted on May 5th, 2013

This is the next opportunity to OPT IN on a letter to legislators which raises concerns about Senate Bill 5985. This is a bad policy bill that is part of the budget negotiations that includes a 2.6% limit on non-education spending, and if passed, would lead to drastic underfunding of public services like Medicaid funded home care.

If your organization is interested in signing on to this letter, please email imcdonald@aarp.org by May 8th with the following information: Name of signer, title and organization name.

This proposal was a part of the McKenna campaign platform and is similar to the TABOR (Tax Payer Bill of Rights) measure passed in Colorado and Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033, defeated by voters in 2009. Please review the sign-on letter attached and consider adding your organization to the list of signers. For more information read this: Senate “Education By Starvation” Proposal Would Fund Education By Cutting All Other Investments by the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, and see the information attached from SEIU on the impact on home care funding in the future.

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