Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Long Term Care Financing

Drew Thies

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on how to reform the financing system for long term services and supports (LTSS).

The hearing, titled “Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.,” featured several voices from bipartisan and nonpartisan health care groups, including Alice Rivlin of Bipartisan Policy Center, William Scanlon of National Health Policy Forum, and Anne Tumlinson of Tumlinson Innovations.

The panelists focused heavily on the importance of expanding both awareness and financing of long term care insurance and ensuring home and community based services remain at the forefront of considerations for policymakers.

The American Health Care Association submitted a statement to the Committee for the record noting the increasing importance of finding solution to financing LTSS and outlining a set of principles lawmakers should take when searching for these solutions.

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