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Report proposes new system of universal coverage to support long-term care of older Americans – News-Medical.Net

The COVID-19 pandemic’s heavy toll on older Americans highlights the need to strengthen the nation’s safety net for people in need of long-term services and supports,…

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The COVID-19 pandemic’s heavy toll on older Americans highlights the need to strengthen the nation’s safety net for people in need of long-term services and supports, an Oregon Health & Science University researcher and co-authors argue in a new report published by Milbank Quarterly.
The report proposes a system of universal coverage to support the long-term care of all older Americans.
This approach would protect against financial catastrophe and end the current system that is based on the need…

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