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Georgetown Study Compares State LTC Programs

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NU Online News Service, May 21, 2003, 5:25 p.m. EDT – The Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, Washington, has released a report by Laura Summer about the availability of long-term care services for low-income U.S. residents.

Summer uses three hypothetical test cases to compare the LTC programs offered by each state. She concludes that LTC programs for the poor vary dramatically from state to state.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., has funded the Georgetown project to stimulate discussion about long-term care financing.

Links to the Summer report and related fact sheets are available at http://www.ltc.georgetown.edu/papers.html