“Scoring in the LTSS area needs to be based on widely accepted facts (i.e., a fair reading of the literature and/or settled empirical findings), completely transparent (with all major assumptions disclosed and justified), and robust (to consider all types of policy interventions). Scoring should also be alternatively illustrated by conservative results and assumptions, to give a sense of the possible range of outcomes. Unfortunately, despite the great apparent effort of the Urban Institute, their model, as presently constituted, cannot serve this purpose.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
This is a devastating refutation of the data and reasoning employed by advocates of a new, compulsory, payroll-financed government LTC program. See our earlier critique of the same work in “LTC Bullet: LTC at a Crossroads,” Friday, June 3, 2016.
The Urban Institute Model Of Financing Long-Term Services And Supports: A Critical Review