Five members of the national Commission on Long Term Care, including Judith Stein, issued a report on September 23, 2013 outlining alternative recommendations from the Commission’s majority to address the needs of Americans who require long term services and supports (LTSS).
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The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s founder and Executive Director, Judith Stein served on the national Commission on Long-Term Care, created as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA). The Commission was charged with considering and making recommendations to Congress about providing and financing long-term care for older people and people with disabilities.
“Decades of working on the ground with families in my home state of Connecticut and across the country have given me a keen sense of the state of our long-term care system,” said Stein upon being appointed. “The current structure is not working. I hope this Commission will act boldly to ensure the health and economic security of families dealing with long-term care needs.”
The Long-term Care Commission met throughout the summer of 2013, having finally being convened in June. Unfortunately, the Commission had an extremely limited budget and life-span. It heard from myriad witnesses at public hearings regarding the need for long term care (LTC), the current status of providing and financing LTC and possibilities for the future.