LTC Commission Releases Summary of Recommendations

The Congressional Commission on Long-term Care has released a summary of its recommendations (the full report is set to be published at the end of the month) covering areas of service delivery, workforce, and finance.  Although the commission was praised for including important policy proposals, critics argued that the commission failed to reach a consensus on a comprehensive system for financing long-term care.  Five of the nine commissioners voted against a set of recommendations for financing LTC, and instead formed a separate list of recommendations.  Their recommendations included forming a “social insurance core” which, in partnership with private insurance and personal finances, would allow access to long-term services and support. Although the commission has made some progress, there is a lot more work to be done-mostly in the realm of financing.

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