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State and National Leaders Call for Long-term Care Financing Reform
Date:10/31/2008

ts of long-term care. Among other findings:

-- Regardless of political affiliation, people look favorably on a

presidential candidate who will support this proposal. Nearly

three-quarters (73%) of respondents also believe that it is important

this proposal to be a part of broader health care reform.

-- The strongest support is found among individuals who know first-hand

about current system's challenges: the people who receive and

provide care.

-- Strong levels of support are also found among young people ages 18 to

29.

-- Voters support the need for a solution that supports all Americans.

Nearly 7 out of 10 (69%) supported the idea that a national insurance

trust would create a universal system that provides support both to

low-income and disabled individuals. Respondents also found the concept

of allowing people to purchase the services they need in their homes at

a price they can afford attractive.

These findings are in line with national surveys conducted by the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care and other organizations and corporations.

"Today's discussion reinforces the need for America to provide a sustainable solution that supports our country's most vulnerable populations," said Eli Feldman, president and CEO of Metropolitan Jewish and a speaker at the session. "Our current system is unhealthy and unsustainable. We must, at last, make it affordable to care."

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The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (http://www.aahsa.org ) serve as many as two million people every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,700 members offer the continuum of aging services: adult day
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