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Why Aren't the Presidential Candidates Talking About Long-Term Care?!

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
August 22, 2012
8 Reasons Why the Presidential Candidates Should be Talking About Long-Term Care (from the National Council On Aging).

1. The need is now.

About 12 million Americans with disabilities need long-term services and supports, nearly half of them under 65 years old.

2. The need is growing.

As the U.S. population ages, the number of individuals needing long-termcare is projected to double to 27 million by 2050. Over 70% ofAmericans who reach age 65 will need some form of long-term care intheir lives.

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