A Call for Action: Executive Summary

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - 18 pages

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Page 12 - major federal programs—the Social Services Block Grant program under Title XX of the Social Security Act and the Older Americans Act—
Page 9 - wrong.' And the second one is 'stupid'. .. . [People] say South African apartheid [is]... wrong.... It's immoral.... The kind of suffering we have heard about here today is just wrong. ... On the stupid side, we have already heard about the death, the suffering, the expense, the loss of productivity.
Page 11 - fact that four out of five disabled and almost three out of five severely disabled live at home. Most home care is provided by relatives and friends. And when people do buy home care,
Page 1 - of reach for the entire firm; • Workers with good coverage, who see their benefits threatened each time they go to the bargaining table; • Families whose emotional and financial resources are exhausted from providing long-term care to frail parents or disabled children. Finally, our system breeds frustration—among the
Page 1 - seek prenatal care; • Workers who are ill, with preexisting conditions that may cost them their health insurance if they change jobs; • Workers in small businesses, for whom a sudden illness can put insurance premiums out of reach for the entire firm; • Workers
Page 13 - it was considered intolerable that only half of the elderly had some form of acute care insurance. Based on our work, private long-term care insurance will be lucky to reach that level of market penetration.
Page 7 - that employers and the government together should provide a minimum level of health care coverage for workers and nonworkers who, in turn, should be expected to accept that coverage.
Page 14 - well as at home. BLUEPRINT FOR LONG-TERM CARE REFORM The Commission concludes that federal action is essential to change the nation's fundamentally flawed approach to long-term care financing, and

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