AARP Releases Issue Briefing on Third Public Hearing Held by LTC Commission

On Aug. 1, 2013, the federal Commission on Long-Term Care held its
third public hearing focused on “Strengthening Publicly and Privately Funded
Long-Term Services and Supports” in SD-562 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C. The hearing consisted of four panels of witnesses on four
subtopics:

Panel 1: Strengthening Medicaid LTSS
Panel 2: Strengthening Medicare for LTSS
Panel 3: Strengthening Private Long-Term Care Insurance
Panel 4: Interaction of Insurance, Private Resources, and Medicaid

The 15-member commission was created by the fiscal cliff
legislation and is tasked with developing recommendations for Congress on how
to reform long-term care. Previous hearings focused on “The Current System for
Providing Long-Term Services and Supports” and “The Current System for
Providing Long-Term Services and Supports.” The Commission has scheduled
subsequent hearings for August 19 and August 29.

Source/more: AARP

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