“A Long-Term Solution To America’s Long-Term Care Crisis,” by Sally Pipes, Forbes
“Indeed, Medicaid has become such a major source of long-term care coverage that middle-income and even some wealthy Americans rely on the program to support them in their twilight years. … It is precisely this perverse incentive that Stephen A. Moses outlined in his 2022 Paragon Health Institute paper ‘Long-Term Care: The Problem.’ Moses, one of the nation’s leading experts in long-term care, determined that access to Medicaid and other publicly-funded safety nets ‘discourages responsible [long-term care] planning when people are still young, healthy, and affluent enough to save, invest, or insure for the risk.’ Rather than continue down the same path, Moses urged policymakers to consider free-market solutions to the ‘problems caused by well-intentioned but ultimately damaging government’ policies. In a paper released last month—‘Long-Term Care: The Solution’—Moses offers some suggestions on how to do just that.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
We thank Sally Pipes, president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, for this clear and compelling review of “Long-Term Care: The Problem” and “Long-Term Care: The Solution.” Click through for the rest of her thought-provoking article.
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