Columns: Howard Gleckman

Resident fellow at the Urban Institute, is author of "Caring For Our Parents" and a frequent writer and speaker on long-term care issues.

  • Who Will Care for the Elderly and Disabled?

    There are two separate problems that led to the shortage of health care workers to treat the elderly and disabled.

    Jul 20, 2009

  • National Long-Term Care Insurance: How Much Would It Cost?

    Sen. Ted Kennedy's long-term care insurance proposal leaves an important question unanswered: How much would the the premium be?

    Jul 06, 2009

  • Boosting Home Care: An Uphill Battle

    Once a senior begins receiving long-term care services, she and her family often are in for two shocks. The first is that Medicare won’t pay beyond perhaps a few months after a hospitalization. The second is that while Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor, may help, chances are it will only do so for nursing home residents.

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Don't Ignore Long-Term Care During Health Debate

    Sen. Ted Kennedy is vowing to make long-term care insurance part of health reform. But even he has an uphill struggle to make sure it's included in any broad-based bill.

    May 31, 2009