Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How Other Countries Pay for Long-term Care

Long-term care is a difficult problem for the United States to solve because it is expensive. We spent $207 billion on long-term care in 2010, about 8 percent of overall health care spending.

And the cost will continue to rise …

As the Baby Boom generation grays, projections estimate that demand for long-term care will rise from the 12 million Americans who use it today up to 27 million in 2050.

Click here for an overview on how other countries are coping.

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