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Contributor: Need For Long-Term Care Rising As Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Falls.

February 13, 2019

Senior contributor Howard Gleckman, a resident fellow at The Urban Institute, writes in Forbes (2/13, Gleckman) about the growing need for long-term care in the US, thanks in part to medical innovations that help seniors live long enough to become frail and in need of personal care. While research shows Medicare spending per beneficiary is declining, the “research strengthens the argument that the US needs to shift resources from medical care to long-term supports and services.”

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