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Legislators debate public vs. private options for long-term care
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare policy experts say that long-term care would most successfully be paid for through a system that combines private insurance company products with government-provided coverage.

Few people have long-term-care insurance and many Medicare beneficiaries mistakenly believe that Medicare will pay those costs. The issue is becoming more urgent as the large baby boomer generation begins to enter the age where long-term care is most often needed.