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Voters Urged to Support Budding Moves to Include Long Term Care in National Health Reform
Date:5/28/2009

Now's the Time to Write or Call Your Representatives, Says LTC Expert Denise Gott

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, "There's no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term care gap," says Denise Gott. "Only about 9 million Americans, a fraction of our 300 million plus, have long term care insurance. And among those at greatest risk, 45 and older, more than 9 in 10 go uncovered. Health reform won't be complete unless Congress addresses this gaping hole." Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) -- http://www.ltcfp.com -- one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

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Americans need tax and other incentives to help pay for the missing long term care protection, Gott asserts. And she applauds recent Congressional efforts to provide those incentives: House bill H.R. 2096, the Long-Term Care Affordability and Security Act; and companion legislation in the Senate, S. 702.

"Depending on public support," says Gott, "efforts like these could make it into law or wither on the vine. A barrage of letters and calls, right now, could make all the difference."

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, leader of the House of Representatives, has promised an omnibus U.S. health care bill, ready for debate, before the August recess. Whether it will contain provisions like those in H.R. 2096, "Depends on the pressure of competing needs and factions," says Gott. "If we want those provisions, we'd be
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