Sunday, October 16, 2011
Was long term care insurance a CLASS act?
As a society, I am convinced that we cannot even grasp much less be prepared for the crushing cost of long-term care.
Is money the only definition of cost? Families are changed forever, what about the lives lived and not lived?
How did we even get to this insurmountable gap between medical science and quality of life?
On Friday the Obama administration informed Congress that offering long term care insurance as part of Health Care reform was not “budget neutral” and therefor unsustainable.
Secretary Sebelius’ Letter to Congress about CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services) and attached Health and Human Services Report.
Of course with the gnat like attention span of our society, this story barely made it out of a 24 hr news cycle.
The ‘unsustainability’ of the Community Living Assistance Services Act is not a solution. The challenge of long term care is not going away.
Here’s the bottom line - EVERYONE will one day know or love someone who can no longer care for themselves …
… and we do not have a clue how we will do it.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leervideos: www.youtube.com/daddyleer
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