Judy Feder

Senators weigh need for individual mandate in long-term care financing reform

Senators weigh need for individual mandate in long-term care financing reform

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Senators and a panel of experts wrangled over whether effective long-term care reform hinges on a federal mandate for all individuals to buy some type of LTC insurance, at a Special Committee on Aging hearing on Thursday.

Financing reform rift in LTC commission

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The Commission on Long-Term Care has released its full report to Congress, but some commissioners broke ranks, saying the bipartisan panel did not fulfill its mandate to offer recommendations for comprehensive reform.

Five LTC commissioners issue full alternative report

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Five members of the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care have released a full report, providing an alternative to the commission report released last week. The five commissioners split with nine other panel members over that report, saying it should not be presented to Congress as the broad agreement of the group.

LTC Commission wins praise for recommendations, but some members say the group failed to complete mission

LTC Commission wins praise for recommendations, but some members say the group failed to complete mission

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Long-term care advocates have praised a set of recommendations issued by the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care, but some commissioners broke ranks, saying the panel did not fulfill its mandate.

Long-term care in the spotlight

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It's only the first week in January, but 2010 already has served up some exciting developments for the long-term care field.

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.