Possible Reforms for Financing Long-Term Care
AbstractThis paper considers the market for long-term care services to treat and compensate for chronic health conditions and disabilities. This paper describes how the long-term care market has evolved and the resulting implications for expenditure control. It reviews recent developments in marketing private insurance for long-term care and questions the potential and desirability of such insurance. Finally, it discusses the argument for greater public financing within a universal social insurance program and alternative approaches to structuring such a program.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Volume (Year): 6 (1992)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
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