A Policy Guide for States Considering LTSS Social Insurance Programs
Do you support setting strategic goals for LTSS insurance programs?
by Successful Aging in Action! | 8.2.19
“There is no one way for states to create viable social insurance plans to help families and individuals afford the long-term services and supports they need,” said LTSS Center Co-director Marc Cohen, whose bipartisan working group spent a year researching state-based options. “But this report is intended to be a guide for policy makers to help them design plans that will work best for them.”
States exploring the options for social insurance programs to help their residents afford long-term services and supports (LTSS) have a lot of policy decisions to make. A plan that can work in one state won’t necessarily succeed in another.
A 16-member working group led by Marc Cohen, co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, has produced a detailed report that can help state leaders identify the key issues involved in developing a social insurance program to address LTSS needs. The report also suggests a range of strategies states can choose to address each issue. READ MORE
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