In the News

Jun 8 2016

Unprepared, Uniformed, and Reluctant to Leave Home

President and CEO of Quantum Age, CC Andrews mentions the work of Convergence and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative in her recent article about why long-term care is a national issue of critical importance:

“Back in February, a group known as the Convergence Center for Policy Resolutions released a set of recommendations for long-term care financing reform. The framework was developed over the last three years by a group of policy experts and senior-level decision makers representing a “wide range of interests and ideological views,” known as the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative. Members of the group include Howard Gleckman of the Urban Institute, Jennie Chin Hansen, immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE. “

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Jun 6 2016

What does education reimagined look like?

Knoxville News Sentinel contributor Steven Trosky interviewed Education Reimagined Advisory Board member Stephan Turnipseed about his work at Destination Imagination. He explains the five basic elements of Education Reimagined and how Destination Imagination is working to realize a new vision for education.

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May 27 2016

Can Catastrophic Insurance Improve Financing for Long-Term Services and Supports?

The Scan Foundation published a brief by the Urban Institute written by Melissa M. Favreault, Howard Gleckman, and Richard W. Johnson which describes possible recommendations for improving the way the United States finances long-term care services and supports.

The final recommendations of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative are cited.

Read the full brief here.

May 26 2016

Fresh Approaches to Paying for Long-Term Care

Morning Star contributor Mark Miller describes why the current approach to long-term care is unsustainable and cites the final recommendations of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative.

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May 24 2016

Why Pressure Will Grow To Change Long-Term Care Financing

Next Avenue’s contributor Chris Farrell’s piece in Forbes describes why financing long-term care will increasingly become a critical social, economic, and political issue that will need to be addressed. The final recommendations of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative are cited.

“The typical American age 65 to 74 is worth $176,000, comprising $95,000 in financial assets and $81,000 in home equity. But if you’re turning 65, you should have saved at least $199,500 just to pay for your health and long-term care for the rest of your life, according to a report from the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative, one of the main bipartisan policy groups.”

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May 18 2016

Why one school district tried something new — even though people were happy with the status quo

The Hechinger Report‘s Nichole Dobo cites the work of Education Reimagined and profiles Iowa BIG, an innovative district program that gives students an alternative to the traditional school day.

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May 9 2016

What If Government Pays for All Long-Term Care?

Howard Gleckman writes in Forbes about options for financing long-term care highlighting the final recommendations of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative.

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