Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

CLASS Act Repealed

In 2011, 13 percent of Americans were over 65 years old.  In the coming years, this number will only increase.  Unsurprisingly, the demand for long-term care will also increase. Currently, spending on long-term care in Medicaid only was over $50 billion in 2009. One option for increasing the affordability of the long-term care market is […]

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CLASS Act: Will it work?

One aspect of health reform that has received little attention is passage of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports(CLASS) Act.  This act creates a long-term care (LTC) insurance program.  However, the insurance plan in its current form is fairly limited.  Those who require assistance with activities such as bathing, dressing, getting out of bed […]

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