Commission on Long Term Care has Scheduled First Meeting

The Commission on Long Term Care, which was created by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, has scheduled its first meeting for June 27. The 15-member panel selected Bruce A. Chernof, president and CEO of the SCAN Foundation, as its chairman. The SCAN Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the current long-term care system. Chernof, who is a doctor, was appointed by House Minority LeaderĀ Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The vice-chairman will be Mark Warshawsky, director of retirement research at the consulting firm Towers Watson. Warshawsky was named by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Christopher Jacobs, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, will replace former Louisiana Secretary of Health and Hospitals, Bruce Greenstein, who resigned from his state job. The commission has until October to plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports for individuals in need.

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