Week of December 7

posted Jan 28, 2010, 2:34 PM by Jason Gaudette   [ updated Apr 2, 2010, 12:11 PM by Frank Baskin ]
On Dec 8 ten senators developed an alternative way to pay for care without the government option. Details are thin.
However, it seems to include an
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for more click title  expansion of Medicare to cover those who are 55 or older and an expansion of Medicaid to include more people.
The Congressional Budget(CBO) will estimate the cost prior to a more open explanation of tis proposal.



Long term care is a benefit in the House bill and, at this point, in the Senate. It will cover home and community based care along with assisted living and nursing home care.
Individuals will elect to pay a premium for this benefit. Currently, it will be about $ 50/day. This will cover much of community care, and contribute to assisted living and nursing home care.
If it is intact when the Senate is done the conference committee will only have to address the differences
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