The Long Term Care Commission Formally Releases Report to Congress

The Long Term Care Commission formally released its report to Congress which included 28 recommendations.  Notably missing were recommendations about how to finance a long term care system in the United States.  Five of the Commission members, who did not vote in favor of the report, issued alternative recommendations, including creation of a public insurance program that would supplement existing private insurance and family caregiver options. At this point, it is not clear what action Congress will take upon receipt of the report which is scheduled for September 30, 2013. To view the full report, visit the Center for Medicare Advocacy.