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  1. Apr 2019
    1. Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Medicaid, but his 2020 budget calls for major spending cuts

      The Title automatically frames the budget proposal in a negative light.

    1. New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care

      NYSPLTC allows residents who own a LTC Insurance policy to still protect their assets and still remain eligible for Medicaid if their care exceeds the period covered by their private LTC Insurance policy.

    2. ut are a few hours of help a day truly what an elderly person needs to keep functioning? Dr. Leslie Libow, chief of medical services at the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged in New York, described the needs of two recent patients.

      This seems meager but completely relative.

    3. They may be of less use than you expect, unless you have some family backup, too.''

      It wouldn't be until 2000 that Americans Act Caregiver Program established, authorizing grants to states to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home.

    4. strict criteria must be met before such help is provided.

      and the criteria is only getting stricter as costs grow higher.

    5. And truly comprehensive coverage often exceeds a family's ability to pay.

      It seems this very issue has been an issue for decades and the gap is only growing especially with the today's proposed budget cuts.

    6. A typical policy for a healthy 65-year-old cost about $3,000 a year.

      This is 1996. Now, costs may be upward of 6k annually.

    7. Health Insurance Association

      The purpose of the HIP is to advocate for a more advanced, private-public health care system that promotes consumer choice, product flexibility and innovation.

  2. Mar 2019
    1. frightened by the prospect of entering a nursing home,

      This is alarming as well- why do nursing homes have this negative perception/reputation? Clearly work needs to be done on this front as well.

  3. Feb 2019