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Caring for the Disabled Elderly

Who Will Pay?

By Alice M. Rivlin and Joshua M. Wiener; With Raymond J. Hanley and Denise A. Spence

Caring for the Disabled Elderly analyzes the major options for reforming the way long-term care is financed. It first explores the potential market for private long-term care insurance and other private sector initiatives. Then it turns to the advantages and disadvantages of various public sector programs. The study recommends both a greatly expanded role for the private sector in financing long-term care and a new public insurance program.

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