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Poll Shows Voters Want Long Term Care Included in Presidential Candidates' Healthcare Proposals, Released at 2007 National Long Term Care Symposium
Date:10/11/2007

Event Debuts New 'Future of Long Term Care in America' Book with Noted

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today convened a national symposium of noted experts from the healthcare industry, seniors organizations, government and academia on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of long term care in America. It also released the results of a new poll on the importance of long term care in the 2008 elections and a new book on the future of long term care in America.

Representatives from organizations such as AARP, the American Association for Homes Services for the Aging (AAHSA), the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the Alzheimer's Association and the National Alliance of Caregivers (NAC) participated in an exchange of ideas and solutions aimed at addressing the looming crisis America faces amid rising long term care costs and a lack of sufficient planning at the national, state and individual levels.

The 2007 National Long Term Care Symposium, moderated by veteran television journalist John Palmer, began with leaders from the Congressional Long Term Care Caucus: Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R- WV) and Rep. Tom Allen (D-Maine). Two panels, both composed of contributing authors of the new book, The Future of Long Term Care in America: Views and Recommendations by Prominent Experts, focused on current and future challenges to the nation's long term care system. In addition, the panel shared ideas about how the nation can become better prepared to effectively handle long term care demands in the decades to come.

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