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Still No Relief in Sight for Long-Term Needs
New York Times

The law that many Americans had hoped would transform the nation’s dysfunctional system of long-term care for the swelling ranks of people with disabilities and dementia quietly died this month, a victim of its own weaknesses, a toxic political environment and President Obama’s re-election campaign focus on jobs. Its demise came as an intense disappointment to people like Alison Briolat, a chemist for a pharmaceutical company, whose family is staggering under the burdens of caring for her bedridden parents.