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.
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