CARING FOR OUR PARENTS: SHOULD LONG-TERM CARE BE PART OF HEALTH REFORM?
Katharine Graham Conference Center, Urban Institute
2100 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
12:00-1:30 p.m. ET
As many as 10 million older Americans and younger adults with disabilities require long-term care, either at home or in nursing facilities. The United States spends more than $200 billion annually for such care. However, our system for financing this assistance—principally Medicaid and family assets, with a small share funded through private insurance—may be untenable as baby boomers age. TPC’s Howard Gleckman looks at the way we deliver and pay for these services in a new book, Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America's Most Urgent Health Crisis. He and a panel of top policy experts will discuss how—or whether—long-term care should be included in health reform legislation.
William Galston, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
Howard Gleckman, senior research associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute - Presentation Slides,
Richard Johnson, senior fellow, Urban Institute - Handouts
Robert Rosenblatt, senior fellow, National Academy of Social Insurance (moderator)
Anne Tumlinson, vice president, Avalere Health
The Future of Long-Term Care: What Is Its Place in the Health Reform Debate?