November 17, 2014 – Professor Allison Hoffman wrote for Health Affairs about the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and how U.S. social policy has conceived of the problem of long-term care.
Social insurance programs aim to create greater security—typically financial security—for American families (See Note 1). Programs for long-term care, however, have had mixed results. The most recent attempt at reform, which Ted Kennedy ushered through as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the CLASS Act, was actuarially unsound and later repealed.
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