Rep. Welch, Sen Biss: NEW BENEFIT for Long-Term Care of Seniors, People W/Disabilities to Be Established in New Legislative Push;

Crisis of Care With Aging of Illinois Placing Unsustainable Stresses on Family Budgets, State Finances; Opportunity for a New Framework


SPRINGFIELD-With the aging crisis ongoing and accelerating, legislative action is required now to keep Illinois parents and grandparents-and people with disabilities-in their homes while keeping Middle Class and working families out of bankruptcy.

New legislation sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss and Rep. Chris Welch, and backed by a range of advocacy groups, will seek to create a sustainable and universal new benefit, similar to Social Security, to ensure that aging Illinoisans don’t fall through the cracks.

With crisis comes opportunity and the new benefit offers Illinois a chance to act, instead of react, to long-term pressures.

Sen. Biss, Rep. Welch and advocates will be available to discuss the new legislation, and the issues underlying, at a press conference 10:30 a.m. TODAY, Weds., Feb. 28th, in the Capitol’s Blue Room.

WHO: Sen. Daniel Biss, Rep. Chris Welch, Access Living, Caring Across Generations, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

WHAT: Press conference to discuss HB 5697/SB 2976, a new plan to create a universal long-term care program.

WHERE: Capitol Blue Room, Springfield.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. TODAY, WEDS., Feb. 28th.


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