Some legislators are telling members the senate budget doesn’t cut home care health benefits. THIS SIMPLY ISN’T TRUE. Some senators and their staff are even saying that home care workers will receive the same health benefits as legislators – a fake fact they are using to hide the truth. The Senate Republican budget makes drastic cuts to our health insurance.
You can see for yourself we’ve reproduced a portion of the actual Senate Republican budget documents above, along with a fact sheet from the Health Benefits Trust, and a letter to legislators from Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health). Each document makes the facts clear: The $28.1 million cut to caregiver health benefits proposed by Washington State Senate Republicans would devastate home care aides.