long-term care financing
|Can We Keep America's Elderly Out of Hospitals?||
If we're truly going to have preventive health care in the U.S., that question needs to be answered. We think the answer is "Yes."
|The Future of Long-Term Care: What is its Place in the Health Reform Debate?||
Howard Gleckman's new paper looks at The Future of Long-Term Care financing. Gleckman, a former senior correspondent for BusinessWeek is currently senior research associate at the Urban Institute and visiting fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and writes a column for Kaiser Health News. He blogs at caringforourparents.org and has authored a book of the same title.
|To Solve Long-Term Care Financing, You have to Ask the Right Question: Here's How You Can Help||
A few months ago, Minnesota's non-partisan Citizens League began a project to address long-term care financing. The project is broadly supported by funding from more than 20 organizations throughout Minnesota representing nonprofits (including Ecumen), business, the medical industry, and the insurance industry. It's asking provocative questions to get to solutions and it's opening the door to the public to help shape answers.
|Medicaid Planners And The Great American Rip-Off||
Being paid to instruct people how to rip off the government so they can avoid paying for long-term care goes against America's bedrock values.
|Health Care Reform Must Include Long-Term Care, By Kathryn Roberts||
Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts wrote this article for today's Minneapolis Star Tribune on the need to include long-term care as part of meaningful health care reform.
|Long-Term Care Financing Reform Has a Big Day||
President Obama declares his support for long-term care financing reform.
|New Poll Shows Major Support for Long-Term Care Financing Reform||
SCAN Foundation national poll provides insight on Americans' view on long-term care financing reform.
|House Democrats Ignore Long-Term Care Financing Reform||
House Democrats drop the ball in making long-term care financing reform part of health care reform.
|Candidate Paul Thissen Looking to Bring Age Wave Innovation to Minnesota Governor's Office||
Rep. Paul Thissen, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate, puts age wave and long-term care as major issue and opportunity for innovation.
|You're Invited to Citizens League Workshop on Innovation in Long-Term Care Financing||
You're invited to participate in series of three citizen workshops will be convened in the Twin Cities in August; each will work at creating incentives that produce a financially sustainable system of quality long-term care.
|Senator Al Franken on Long-Term Care Financing Reform||
Senator Franken sees long-term care as bi-partisan place for common ground. He's right.
|New Ideas for Long-Term Care: Kathryn Roberts and Howard Gleckman Discuss||
Ecumen CEO and author and Urban Institute researcher Howard Gleckman were guests today on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program talking long-term care.
|The CLASS Act: Senator Kennedy's Last Act||
The CLASS Act: An opportunity to honor the Lion of the Senate and move America forward.
|Until Long-Term Care Do Us Part . . . It Shouldn't Be This Way||
Do you know couples who have divorced because long-term care bills were putting one of the spouses in poverty?
|Senator Klobuchar Issues Support for The CLASS Act||
Senator Klobuchar outlines need to include long-term care in health care reform.
|Please Call Your U.S. Senators on Tuesday, October 13||
Please call your U.S. Senators on Tuesday, October 13th and urge them to urge Sen. Harry Reid to include the CLASS Plan as part of health care reform.
|Let's Stop These Kind of Stories - Please Join us Today in Support of The CLASS Plan||
Please join us in helping empower Americans today!
|The Alzheimer's Rate - Completely Mind Boggling||
The 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report delivers some incredible facts. And illustrates again why aging is about all of us.
|U.S. Senate Call-In Day (DEC. 3): Save the CLASS Plan||
We need your voice to save the CLASS Plan TODAY December 3rd.
|Senate Votes to Keep CLASS Act for Long-Term Care||
The U.S. Senate today voted to include The CLASS Act in its health care bill.
|Cokie Roberts and Steve Roberts Say America Needs the CLASS Plan||
Great op-ed by journalist Cokie Roberts and her husband author Steve Roberts on the need for the CLASS Plan.
|Vital Aging Forum: Transforming Long-Term Care Financing, You're Invited, Feb. 9th||
Twin Cities forum on transforming long-term care financing is set for February 9th.
|Martha Stewart Opines on The CLASS Act||
Martha Stewart, who is quite engaged on senior services, writes today in support of The CLASS Act as part of health care reform.
|Ecumen and Alzheimer's Association CLASS Act Op-ed||
Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen, and Mary Birchard, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota/North Dakota had this op-ed on the CLASS Act published in today's Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
|Do You have $570,000 for Long-Term Care? Look at New Boston College Study on Long-Term Care Costs||
Another reason why we need health care reform and a way to finance long-term care in America.
|The CLASS Act and Health Care Reform - Let the Design Begin||
The CLASS Act elevates long-term care as a vital piece to keep Americans as independent as possible.
|The Raw Economics of the Nursing Home||
A really thoughtful article on what's behind many nursing home closures.
|Ecumen Discusses America's Long-Term Care Future in New Public Policy & Aging Report||
Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts discusses America's long-term care future and the CLASS Act.
|Governor Candidates and Elder Care||
Elderly waiver is a fast-growing component of the state budget. It pays for the care of lower-income seniors who wish to stay at home or in an assisted living apartment, rather than in a far more costly nursing home. Seniors like Jackie, a resident at Ecumen Lakeview Commons, who contributed to a Minnesota Public Radio article on the subject. MPR's Dan Olson assesses where gubernatorial candidates Emmer, Dayton, and Horner stand on expanding the elderly waiver. Read the MPR article about Elderly Waiver, which aired Oct. 6th on All Things Considered -- http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/06/elderly-waiver/.
|You're Invited as Minnesota Unveils New Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care - December 14||
Citizens League to unveil recommendations for creating long-term care financing system in Minnesota.
|A Newspaper's Lens into the Changing World of Aging and State Budgets||
Interesting series of articles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune the last couple of days that converge around aging and paying for the services that often accompany aging.
|Make Your Voice Heard: Keeping Seniors Out of the Debt Ceiling Debate||
The Ecumen Changing Aging Advocacy Network members are encouraged to contact their elected officials to oppose Medicare and Medicaid cuts being proposed by the Federal Government in the debt ceiling debate. Ecumen cares for thousands of Minnesotans through senior housing options and services. Massive cuts would threaten seniors' access to quality housing and services, and senior service jobs and job expansion at a time we have an unprecedented growth in our aging population. Visit Ecumen's Changing Aging Legislative Center to take action!
|Join us: CLASS Act Call-In Tuesday, July 26||
On Tuesday, July 26, Ecumen's national trade association Leading Age will host a "Call-In Day to Save CLASS." We hope you'll participate by calling 1-888-785-9795. The call-in is an opportunity to tell members of Congress three main reasons repealing the program would be a mistake. Ecumen's Changing Aging Network has already setup messages to send to your elected officials. There is no need to wait until Tuesday to send an e-mail, simply click through to the legislative advocacy page.
|Please Contact the Obama Administration This Week: Keep Working on the CLASS Act||
The message to the Administration: Keep working on a long-term care financing solution for America.
|Changing Aging: Give Together!||
Ecumen is participating in Give to the Max Day!
On November 16, tens of thousands of Minnesotans will join together to give to the causes they believe in. This year, we are calling on Ecumen’s friends and supporters to join us to GIVE TOGETHER TO CHANGE AGING. See a quick video by clicking HERE.
Watch for more information on this blog and in your e-mail – let’s change aging together!
|Creating a New Way to Pay for Senior Services in Minnesota||
Interesting discussion in yesterday's Star Tribune on future of long-term care financing.
|A Tax Increase to Pay for Senior Services in Minnesota?||
A new post with new poll results on Minnesotans views on paying for senior services.
|In Our New Old Age, Minnesota Must Move Beyond Medicaid||
Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts shares ideas for needed public policy changes in our aging country and state.
|Ecumen Participaing inTwin Cities Panel Discussion Wed. on Long-Term Care Financing Innovation||
Citizens League breakfast event on Wed., Feb. 20th at Minnesota History Center to look at innovation in long-term care financing.