“LTSS reform needed to ensure access to quality care, doctors’ group says”


LTSS reform needed to ensure access to quality care, doctors’ group says,” by Kimberly Bonvissuto, McKnight’s Senior Living


“Specifically, the ACP recommended a multi-pronged, public-private sector approach to reforming LTSS financing. That approach, the group said, would include a publicly funded, universal LTSS insurance program as well as policies to make private long-term care insurance more affordable and home- and community-based services more accessible. The organization also called for workforce investments, including better wages and benefits, as well as career advancement opportunities. Funding, assistance and staff support to develop emergency preparedness plans also were recommended. … Previous recommendations for LTSS financing have been released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative and LeadingAge, among other groups. Additionally, a 2016 BPC report cited four areas in which the financing of LTSS could be improved.”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

One more useless study that says nothing about why America’s LTC system is so messed up, but dives right into recommending more spending without a word on where the extra money can come from. What a waste of time and effort.