Long-Term Care for Elderly Essay by The Research Group

Long-Term Care for Elderly
Examines social, economic, medical, political & ethical aspects of the shift in funding from tax-supported plan (Medicaid) to managed care companies.
# 13707 | 2,025 words | 18 sources | 1999 | US


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"DELIVERING LONG-TERM CARE FOR THE ELDERLY THROUGH MANAGED CARE
Introduction
Trends in the health care delivery system in the United States are toward a shift in funding of the delivery of long-term Care (LTC) for the elderly from a heavy dependence on tax-supported programs, principally Medicaid, to managed care companies. This trend has become a controversial issue. The issue is considered in this research.
Discussion of the Issue

LTC for the elderly financing in the United States has changed and will change further. These changes will affect the operations of LTC facilities. Funding for long-term care has shifted from an almost total reliance on out-of-pocket spending by fixed-income elderly, to a dependence on tax-supported.."

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