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There Is Some Good News Too

Just last week, someone was telling me they thought it was a shame that the positive provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform) kept getting overshadowed by the negative headlines. Then, just a few days after that conversation, I saw this article from The Los Angeles Times pointing out some of the positive aspects of that Act. The article is Helping Seniors Live At Home Longer.

As explained in the article, the Act contains many provisions that encourage and support seniors staying in their homes as they age. Some of assistance is provided through an increased contribution of federal dollars to state Medicaid home and community based care service programs. However, as we have all been hearing, both the federal and state governments are wrestling with budget shortages. So, some of the assistance provided through the Act is in the form of a new program called the CLASS Act that will make it easier for individuals to save for their own long term care needs.

The CLASS Act is a long term care insurance program through the federal government that individuals will be able to sign up for and pay for through their employers. The hope is that the premiums will be affordable and that people can sign up to participate without worrying about whether they have a preexisting medical condition that would make them ineligible for long term care insurance with the private insurance companies. The challenge to its success is going to be getting enough people to recognize the need to participate in the program so that it will be financially sound enough to last.

So, there is some good news associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, just how good the news is may be up to us.

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