Howard Gleckman

The White House Conference on Aging: Why it should matter to you

The White House Conference on Aging: Why it should matter to you

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If you, like me, completely missed the 2005 White House Conference on Aging (or if you weren't in the field at the time), it's fair to ask just what the heck it and does. And what it means for eldercare professionals. Read on for the answers and my take on it all.

More trouble for LTC insurance?

Low interest rates and policyholders' unwillingness to drop coverage are two of the key reasons the long-term care insurance market is in trouble, an expert recently asserted.

Low interest rates spell trouble for LTC insurance

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Low interest rates and policyholders' unwillingness to drop coverage are two of the key reasons the long-term care insurance market is in trouble, an expert asserts.

Let's take Medicaid out of the long-term care business

Let's take Medicaid out of the long-term care business

State budget cuts and an intimidating national deficit spell big trouble for Medicaid, which funds a good portion of long-term care services. It's time to replace it with a broad-based insurance system.

Speaking out against the CLASS Act

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This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C., held a briefing on the CLASS Act, a long-term care insurance plan that generally has garnered praise from the long-term care community.

Problems with the CLASS Act

Problems with the CLASS Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently held a briefing on the much-touted CLASS Act. There was much praise to go around. I heartily disagreed with most of it.

Editors' Blog: Book delves into long-term care

Editors' Blog: Book delves into long-term care

A new book called "Caring for Our Parents" offers a thorough and compelling analysis of the long-term care system in the United States.