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Collaborative Tackles Long-Term Care Financing In America

Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative Press Conference Recap

In 2012 a diverse group of policy experts and senior-level decision makers representing a wide range of interests and ideological views created the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative. The Collaborative’s goal was to develop pragmatic, consensus-driven recommendations about the way long-term care is financed and delivered in the U.S.

Read the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative’s Final Report.

Click here to learn more about the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative or learn more about individuals and organizations represented in the Collaborative below.

Collaborative Press Conference Generates National News Coverage

The Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative released its recommendations for improving long-term care on February 22nd at a press conference keynoted by Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Alice Rivlin Collaborative members discussed how their broad-reaching plan would create an affordable public and private insurance-based financing system that would better enable people of all income levels to receive high quality long-term services and supports. Collaborative members stressed the urgent need for action stating that as baby boomers age, there will an enormous increase in demand for long-term care services on an already over-burdened system.

The press conference generated significant attention in the media. We’ve highlighted a few of the stories below:



Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative Members listed below may have joined in their individual capacities. Participation in this project does not necessarily reflect views held by members’ past or current employers.

Steering Committee
Sheila Burke, Harvard Kennedy School; Strategic Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Stuart Butler, The Brookings Institution; Board Member, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Marc Cohen, LifePlans, Inc.
Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute
Donald Redfoot, Consultant
Jonathan Westin, The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)


Gretchen Alkema, The SCAN Foundation
Robert Blancato, Elder Justice Coalition
Susan Coronel, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
John Erickson, Erickson Living
Mike Fogarty, Former CEO, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
William Galston, The Brookings Institution
Lee Goldberg, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Jennie Chin Hansen, Immediate past CEO, American Geriatrics Society
Ron Pollack, Families USA
John Rother, National Coalition on Healthcare
Nelson Sabatini, The Artemis Group
Allen Schmitz, Technical Advisor to the Collaborative, Milliman, Inc.
Dennis Smith, Dentons US LLP
Ronald Soloway, UJA- Federation of New York (retired)
Ben Veghte, National Academy of Social Insurance
Paul Van De Water, The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Audrey S. Weiner, Jewish Home Lifecare, Immediate past Chair, LeadingAge
Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE
Richard Teske (1949-2014), Former U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Official
We would like to acknowledge and extend our appreciation to Caroline Haarmann of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Robert Moffitt of the Heritage Foundation, Deb Whitman of AARP, and Lisa Ekman for their wisdom, advice and counsel and for participating in many of the Collaborative’s discussions.

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