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Long-Term Care Needs Reform, Not More Money

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Long-Term Care Needs Reform, Not More Money

National Review Online September 2, 2021
Health PolicyMedicare/Medicaid

Congressional Democrats want to throw more money at Medicaid, but that won't improve long-term care.

The reconciliation bill being prepared by congressional Democrats is so substantial that specific provisions as large as $400 billion in proposed extra funds for Medicaid’s long-term-care benefit have attracted little attention.

America faces widespread unmet long-term-care needs, largely concentrated among individuals who are already eligible for Medicaid. Improving the quality of benefits provided under the program is therefore a good use of federal funds.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the National Review Online

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Chris Pope is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here.

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