Bad long-term care cost potato

We have to cure more, insure more, save more, tax more, borrow more or ration more

Jan 10, 2017 | By Allison Bell

The current fight over what happens to people with health problems if the Affordable Care Act ban on medical underwriting goes away may be a baby version of the coming battle over how we pay for baby boomers who need long-term care.

The root of the ACA medical underwriting problem is the same as the root of the future long-term care funding problem: We have soft hearts and thin wallets. We want all nice people to have the care they need, but we don’t want to make tough decisions about how we pay for the care.

So, we keep rolling that bad funding hot potato around society.

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