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Rep. Peter Abbarno said today he plans to introduce a bill for the 2022 legislative session that would repeal the Democrats’ new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. In drafting the legislation, Abbarno says the new state program provides false hopes and forces some to pay who will never receive a benefit . . .

“This is a regressive payroll tax that gives working families the illusion that their long-term care needs are satisfied with this ‘short-term’ limited care program. The reality is that private investments provide greater benefits with greater flexibility in long-term care,” added Abbarno. “Encouraging people to explore the benefits of long-term care insurance is a good idea. Forcing workers into a new program and payroll tax is a bad idea.”

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