Washington is buzzing with speculation about how President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majority in Congress will remake Medicare and Medicaid. But neither the incoming administration nor the Hill GOP is giving much thought to what those changes would mean for frail older adults and younger people with disabilities. By failing to do so, they are creating a potential crisis and missing an opportunity.
About 12 million Americans require long-term supports and services (LTSS), a number expected to double in two decades. More than 80 percent of that care is delivered to people in their own homes. Read more here.
Source: Gleckman, Howard. “What happens to long-term care if Trump remakes Medicare and Medicaid? Forbes. 16 December 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2016/12/16/what-happens-to-long-term-care-if-trump-remakes-medicare-and-medicaid/#536b01113e2f.