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Health Care and the 2004 Elections: Long Term Care

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Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the disabled)
Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Health Policy

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The aging of the population in the United States over the next several decades is expected to increase the demand for long-term care services.  Further, long-term care services are vital to individuals with disabilities under the age of 65 that may require a lifetime of care.  Thus, identifying ways to ensure adequate access and financing for long-term care needs is an important policy concern.