Friday, December 20, 2013
On December 18, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging invited testimony on whether and how it is possible to create more affordable long-term care. The hearing follows a report by the U.S. Commission on Long-Term Care (new website, by the way, serving as the home for the Commission's work, which concluded with the release of its report in late September). The Commission made specific recommendations, but failed to reach consensus on how to pay for rising costs. One area of disagreement is over whether to mandate purchase of long-term care insurance. The Senate Committee's website permits viewing of the recorded hearing, plus downloadable copies of written testimony.
Bruce Chernof, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation
Mark J. Warshawsky, Visiting Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Judy Feder, PhD, Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and Fellow, Urban Institute, and
Anne Tumlinson, MMHS, Senior Vice President, Avalere Health