What's on the docket?
House Bill 2779 was introduced in August of 2022 by a Democratic representative. The bill would establish a LTC program very similar to the WA Cares Fund. The legislation, as introduced, establishes a Long-Term Services and Supports Commission and creates a Long-Term Services and Supports Council and Trust Fund. It also imposes a payroll tax of .58% and exempts individuals who already have private LTC coverage.
Where do things stand?
The bill has been referred to the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. When the Pennsylvania House concluded its 2021-2022 legislative session, this bill had not received consideration. New legislation would need to be introduced in 2023.