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ο„€ Back to BlogA new bipartisan policy center report provides fresh ideas on how to keep long-term care from bankrupting us.

A new bipartisan policy center report provides fresh ideas on how to keep long-term care from bankrupting us.

July 29, 2017

Part of the TRANSFORMING LIFE AS WE AGE SPECIAL REPORT

When policymakers, health care analysts and financial journalists talk about the staggering costs of long-term care, it’s often wonky, devoid of humanity. We throw around statistics like this one from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 52 percent of individuals turning 65 will require long-term care supports and services at some point in their lives. But at a Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) webinar yesterday pegged to its recent report on long-term care financing solutions, family caregiver MaryAnne Sterling poignantly revealed the financial, physical and mental tolls that long-term care can take.

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