Navigation Links
AAHSA President Discusses Long-Term Care Solution at SCAN Foundation/Health Affairs Conference
Date:5/7/2009

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry Minnix, president and CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), discussed the organization's Long-Term Care Solution, a plan to finance insurance for long-term services and supports, during the Long-Term Care in America: The Agenda for Health Reform conference hosted by the SCAN Foundation and the journal Health Affairs.

Expanding access to the uninsured and restraining the rate of health cost growth are critical objectives of health reform. But given the disability and long-term care challenges facing the nation, these, too, must be a focus for national action.

"Health care reform without an insurance-based solution for long-term services and supports will fail to solve our health care crisis," Minnix said. "We must devise a system that promotes choice, promotes personal responsibility and is fair and available to everyone."

The structure of our current system makes caring for seniors and disabled adults fragmented, expensive and difficult. AAHSA's Long-Term Care Solution would establish a national insurance trust with premiums that provide cash benefits to pay for long-term services and supports. This system would allow baby boomers to pre-fund their long-term care needs, alleviate state budget burdens, and most importantly, provide individuals with the services they need, in a place they call home.

The conference also featured discussions from Jen Schuck, assistant administrator at Atlanta's Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, and Nancy King from Senior Independence, a home and community-based services division of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, about innovative models for providing care and services at home.

For more information on AAHSA's Long-Term Care Solution, visit http://www.thelongtermcaresolution.org

About AAHSA

The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AAHSA Applauds Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) Draft Recommendations for Revising the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Payment System
2. Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?
3. AAHSA Statement on Nursing Home Rating System
4. AAHSA Statement: Therapy Caps Ration Care
5. AAHSA Survey and Certification Task Force: The System Is Broken and Cant Be Fixed
6. Samarion(SM) to Demonstrate Unprecedented Fall Prevention Component of Enterprise Quality Improvement System for LTC Facilities at the AAHSA 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition
7. Three AAHSA Leaders Named to NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 List
8. AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
9. AAHSA Statement on Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Health Reform in an Aging America
10. S.C. BlueCross Creates Corporate Planning Unit, Promotes Davis to Vice President
11. MassMutual Promotes Debra Palermino to Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Since launching its annual volunteer campaign on ... footwear industry, has broken all previous participation records in its first two weeks ... during the months of April and May, the 2016 Footwear Cares initiative is ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 29, 2016 , ... Shamangelic Healing, Sedona Arizona's Premier ... Alpha BRAIN and New Mood Daily-Stress Formula for brain optimization and wellness to ... the store is just one more way Shamangelic Healing supports people’s quest for ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, ... hospitals across the Southeast, celebrated the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, ... Geoff Duncan (R - Cumming), offers a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. ... of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and MIRACLES") addresses touchy topics related to Death ... podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of a plethora of essential ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global ... Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. ... , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 , Net Sales of $1.90 billion ... the prior year period, and an increase of 1.2% on ... EPS for the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease ... an increase of 29.9% over the prior year period ... guidance for 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... N.J. , April 28, 2016   Acsis ... today announced that leading IT market research and advisory ... " in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and ... 2016).  The report provides an assessment of the capabilities ... track and trace software market. Logo - ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 New market ... is a report that provides an overview of ... pipelines by identifying new targets and MOAs to ... Profiles discussed in this H1 2016 Osteoarthritis Pipeline ... AbbVie Inc., Abiogen Pharma S.p.A., Ablynx NV, Achelios ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: