Disability: Future Market Demand and Costs of Long-Term by Michael Morris

By Michael Morris

The aim of this e-book is to discover and comprehend the long run marketplace call for and prices of long term prone and helps (LTSS) for people with disabilities via a evaluation and research of the literature and in-depth case stories of six participants to higher comprehend the present adventure with and destiny want for cheap LTSS nation-wide for american citizens with disabilities.

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Without question, the economic value of family care is staggering. In 1998, HHS estimated that replacing donated LTC services for seniors with professional care would cost between $50 billion and $103 billion. Another recent analysis estimated the value of informal care of impaired people of all ages in 1997—measuring it as forgone wages of the caregiver—at $196 billion. [550] At an estimated value of $257 billion nationally (in 2000 dollars), informal caregiving greatly surpasses the costs associated with home health care ($32 billion) and nursing home care ($92 billion).

Third, there is a lack of agreement on the role and responsibility of the government versus individuals and families to cover the costs of current and future LTSS needs. Without research to explore different public and private cost-sharing scenarios, particularly for the under-65 population with disabilities, it would be difficult to explore the relationship of public financing and private insurance. The fourth and final factor transcends the specific challenges of development of a responsive LTSS system for the targeted population.

House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Long-Term Care; association representatives testified that 8 out of 10 people in America are not insured for the catastrophic expense of nursing home care (currently estimated at $70,000 annually). [537] Janet Trautwein of NAHU testified that the LTC partnership programs currently being offered in several states provide incentives for individuals who purchase private insurance and exhaust their benefits provided by the LTC insurance partnership policy to receive Medicaid as the payer for their LTC expenses.

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