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From Obamacare to long-term care

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As the public debate over health care reform continues, another proposal – make that three – to reform long-term care has surfaced. Earlier this month, Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced three separate pieces of federal legislation intended to “support family caregivers and protect consumers from abuses in long-term care insurance.”

“More families are looking to buy long-term care insurance, but the insurance companies haven’t always played fair,” the Democrat from Minnesota said in a statement.

“Families continue to be the main providers of care for aging or ailing relatives. It’s important that they get the support they need, so seniors are able to live independently and stay in their own homes as long as possible,” she added.

The bills are co-sponsored by Sens. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).


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