Capsules: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Ready To Negotiate State Exchange; Gerontology Expert: Revive CLASS Act To Help Pay Long-Term Care Bills

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Phil Galewitz reports on developments in Florida related to health exchanges: "Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that he's open to building a state-based health insurance exchange under the health care law — but only if he can find a way to pay for it that doesn’t increase health costs or state taxes" (Galewitz, 11/16).

Also on the blog, Liz Seegert writes about developments related to the CLASS Act and long-term care costs: "As policymakers in Washington struggled to avoid a year-end budget crisis affecting spending on the biggest health programs, gerontologists on the other side of the country were worrying about how to meet long-term care needs of the expanding senior population. At the Gerontological Society of America’s 65th annual scientific meeting in San Diego, Dr. Toni Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia, called for a reinvigorated version of the CLASS Act" (Seegert, 11/19). Check out what else is on the blog.

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