“Seniors’ Health Costs May Be Moderating But The Need For Long-Term Care May Be Growing” by Howard Gleckman, Forbes
“Instead of dying of heart attacks at 60, more of us will live to 85, when we will get dementia. That’s why we need to shift resources from medical care to long-term supports and services. … While Cutler and his colleagues didn’t put it this way, their research strengthens the argument that the US needs to shift resources from medical care to long-term supports and services.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Yeah, we really need to stop helping people live longer so we can spend more government money on them if they do. Far better, give public LTC only to the poor and encourage everyone else to plan responsibly and pay privately. That way, we get longer lives and better long-term care.