Federal policymakers should develop a comprehensive system for financing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that includes a new
The cost of a new social insurance LTSS program should be paid for with premiums, individual contributions through
Program participant cost-sharingThe share of insurance-covered costs that a person pays ou
Some tax revenues for a new LTSS program should be earmarked to an LTSS trust fund. This would build adequate reserves to cover later generations.
The federal government should create some type of public social insurance benefit.
Until a comprehensive national LTSS program is implemented, intermediate steps should be taken:
The federal and state government should conduct regular, thorough, and consistent oversight.
Consumers and their family caregivers People who provide long-term