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The New Long-Term Care Entitlement

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Publication Date: June 2010

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Biff Jones; Joe Barnett

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: long-term care; entitlement

Coverage: United States


Among the provisions of the recently enacted health law is a new federal program for long-term care. A variation of a proposal the Urban Institute dubbed "Medicare Part E," proponents say it is a sound insurance program paid for by the premiums of voluntary participants - claims that were once also made about Medicare.


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