Seniors Housing Weekly Update -- Long-Term Care Commission Will Fail

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013. 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe. With one meeting down, and three to go in August with a September deadline, the LTC Commission won't solve any problems.

Long-Term Care Commission Will Fail

Don’t you just hate it when something is set up for nothing but failure? Such is the case with the Long-Term Care Commission, set up early this year as part of the congressional negotiations for the budget and to put the final nail in the Class Act coffin and lay it to rest. But there will be no rest for anyone else. This Commission is supposed to come up with national solutions for funding long-term care, and they just had their first meeting with three more in August. The deadline? September. Give me a break. That is the perfect set-up for failure. No one can come up with actionable recommendations that quickly that have any meat to them, especially when the people on the committee, able as they may be, will most likely be snarling at each other, whether in public or in private. Funding long-term care is a huge problem that will only grow larger, and a few formal meetings in two months is supposed to solve the problem? Steve Guillard is the only one I know on the Committee, and he must know the futility of what they are doing, and it must drive him crazy. The public, and the senior care industry deserves better. Where’s the outrage?



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