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Financing care for the aging

Socio Economic Planning Sciences

Author: Merrill, J., Smith, K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1985


Some problems with Pennsylvania long-term-care system are outlined, & a new framework for financing, coordinating, & providing services is proposed. The current system is seen to lack a proper financial base due to its reliance on Medicare & Medicaid. Moreover, no provision is made for preventive measures or the use of lower cost home-based services. A system based on long-term block grants, community-level distribution, & case-managed benefit distribution is proposed as a viable alternative. Such a program could eliminate the large administrative expenditures associated with Medicare/Medicaid-based health care plans.

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Pages: 249-253
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement, policy compliance
Reads: 212