Most voters believe the nation’s long term care system needs reform, according to a national commission.
Researchers at the National Commission for Quality Long Term Care, New York, found when they commissioned a survey of likely voters that 94% said reforming the LTC system is important, and 74% said LTC reform is “very important.”
About 69% believe the issue has gone largely unaddressed by the presidential candidates.
Of voters surveyed, 85% agreed that the nation has an obligation to provide quality LTC services for the elderly. Most Democrats expressed that view and so did a majority of Republicans and independents.
Almost 66% of survey participants said they would participate in such a system, even at the cost of $50 a month.
Most voters have some personal experience with long term care, with 60% reporting having had a relative in the LTC system and 25% currently having a relative receiving long term care.