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Long-term care in health care reform

Posted on 11/4/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthHere is a story from the Wall Street Journal today that discusses the inclusion of a long-term care benefit in the House bill. It’s a program that would pay cash to people who become disabled by way of premiums deducted from employee’s paychecks – but of course, employees would have the option to opt out of the program. The provision is meant to help with the problem that not many people have long-term care insurance if they need home care …