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Ecumen Provides Presidential Candidates 10 Top Reasons to Discuss Long-Term Care Reform
Date:7/16/2008

Senior housing provider Ecumen highlights reasons for financing reforms necessary in the American age wave.

Shoreview, MN (PRWEB) July 16, 2008 -- http://www.ecumen.org - Aging services provider Ecumen, one of the country's largest non-profit senior housing companies, finds it unfathomable that long-term care reform isn't being discussed by Presidential candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.

"10 Reasons Long Term Care Financing Needs to Be Reformed in America," a recent post to Ecumen's Changing Aging blog gives both candidates 10 reasons to discuss long-term care financing. The blog also outlines a financing plan put forth by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), which would provide an annual cash benefit of $27,000 for less than a cup of coffee per day. Also posted are reform ideas by AARP.

"If we're going to have a truly coordinated health care system in America, that promotes wellness from cradle to grave, then long-term care financing reform must be part of American innovation," says Kathryn Roberts, a baby boomer and president and CEO of Ecumen. "This is a health care issue, a fiscal issue, a life quality issue, a personal responsibility issue, a business issue, and it impacts every single American - we're all aging."

"The issue of such care is perfect for both candidates who want to bring change to America," said Roberts. "The

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