Panel Studying Long-Term Care Issues Holds First Meeting

The commission, established by Congress in January, faces some hurdles in getting a report done by September.

Kaiser Health News: Facing A Tight Deadline, Long-Term Care Panel Holds First Meeting
The Commission on Long-Term Care held its first meeting Thursday on Capitol Hill with some members acknowledging that their late start adds to their challenges in offering Congress recommendations on how to finance the expensive services for seniors and disabled Americans (Jaffe, 6/28).

Politico Pro: Long-Term Care Commission Seeks Bipartisan Solutions
The sprint is officially on for the new federal long-term care commission. The 15-member panel met for the first time Thursday afternoon, facing just a three-month window to overcome partisan differences and recommend reforms for long-term care delivery and financing after the highly publicized demise of the CLASS Act (Millman, 6/27).

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