Massive reforms affecting the financing of long-term care are taking place at both federal and state levels. As a result, the debate over public versus private responsibilities for providing that care has become increasingly important in the formation of public policy. In this book, a distinguished group of contributors examines competing perspectives regarding individual and societal obligations to provide and finance long-term care for our older citizens. The authors argue that the traditional juxtaposition of public and private responsibilities in long-term care may no longer be germane in framing policy discussions around long-term care financing.
The chapters are grouped into four sections: an introduction and overview, the theoretical context of public and private roles, a review of current policies and programs for financing long-term care, and concluding policy recommendations. Integrating theory, practice, and policy, the book will be valuable to professionals in gerontology, health policy and finance, and public policy.
Contributors: Robert H. Binstock, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Brian Burwell, Norman Daniels, Kevin J. Mahoney, Hunter L. McKay, Mark R. Meiners, Mark Schlesinger, Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, Kathleen C. J. Treat, Leslie C. Walker, Terrie Wetle, Joshua M. Wiener, and Donna L. Yee....Continua