Joint Opinion Piece: “New insurance program for long-term care holds great possibilities and challenges”
Our colleague, Paul Van de Water, is on vacation, but we wanted to highlight a new piece from him; Judith Feder, professor of public policy at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; and Harriet L. Komisar, senior research analyst at The Hilltop Institute of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It’s on the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS), a new federal long-term-care insurance program that is part of the health reform law. It’s featured in the most recent special report of The American Prospect magazine:
The Opportunities of CLASS
A new insurance program for long-term care holds great possibilities--and challenges.
Establishing national responsibility for affordable health insurance was a monumental and much debated achievement. But deep within the health-reform legislation it passed last March, Congress also did something else extraordinary with hardly any fanfare: It enacted a new federal long-term-care insurance program called the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act…
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