Month: February 2010

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Long Term Care in Health Care Reform Bills

Providing affordable, high-quality long-term care to the elderly and disabled continues to present huge challenges to policymakers. Home health care has been a great option for many of our elderly who are home-bound. Some seniors are able to receive home care through Medicare, but it is often for a specific medical problem and only for limited amounts of time. Others can get home health aides if they meet the economic limits for Medicaid eligibility. Congress is discussing whether to include in the proposed health reform new programs to help people pay for home and community-based long-term care services. Health Affairs,…