Not only does the obvious problems for employers jump out at ya but notice in the article that "the employee" will pay a tax to fund this program. Now granted the tax is small but even the dreaded income tax started out at 1% of total income to the behemoth it is today. We also have politicians who use monies gathered on many fronts not for what they were intended but rather for pet projects that they in turn can turn into political support to keep them in office. Social Security is a good example of this. Lastly, how many of us are willing to have our pay taxed weekly under a plan similar to Mass. with the knowledge that we may never take advantage of the plan ourselves but would pay for others to do so? Personally, I'd be much more willing to pay into a private plan within our company that when situations like this come up that employees can hire professional help in the home while they can continue to work but just don't give it to Central States! Granted, you never know what life will throw at you but I'm just leary of gov't doing something like this. In other words, I just don't trust them based on past performance! You know if gov't really wanted to help us they'd reduce their size thus vastly reducing the burden on the tax paying public and therefore it's possible many (not all mind you) 2 income families now could cut back to one income and still maintain itself at it's current lifestyle. Now a sick family member would still a burden but it may not always come down to the aweful choice of care for the family or the job. With the importance of this year's elections and the 08' Presidential race coming into play, watch for these type of schemes to surface more and more in order to garner votes. On the surface it looks good and noble but I've got a feeling the devil's buried in the details! JMO.