Washington gathering to focus on long-term care reform

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The Brookings Institute will hold a briefing on the future of long-term care reform Friday morning, and the guest list includes some heavy hitters from inside the Beltway.
Three panels will convene to discuss a variety of topics including quality and efficiency, new models for financing long-term care, and the political prospects for long-term care reform. Moderating these discussions will be Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Bob Kerry, president of The New School; and Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional budget office.
Other notable participants at the briefing will be former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who is one of the event hosts; and Larry Minnix, president and CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. He will participate in the panel discussion on long-term care financing. The briefing begins at 9 a.m. EST in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.