Medicare Drugs? What about Ltc? Partnership Offers Alternative
Meiners, Mark R., Aging Today
Medicare reform seems to hinge on how to handle prescription drugs, especially how to deal with the fact that many state Medicaid programs already pay significant drug costs for those who are eligible for both programs. Aside from the importance of insurance covering prescription drugs, states are desperate for fiscal relief from the growing burden of Medicaid. As the United States goes forward in preparing for an aging population's healthcare financing needs, prescription drug coverage is indeed a worthy focus. But what about long-term care (LTC)?
LTC has long been treated as an unwanted stepchild whenever the United States has made one of its periodic forays into healthcare …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Medicare Drugs? What about Ltc? Partnership Offers Alternative. Contributors: Meiners, Mark R. - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 24. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2003. Page number: 3. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.