A Midwestern senator is bringing back three long-term care (LTC) bills.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced:
- S. 3226 (the Americans Giving Care to Elders Act bill): An elder care tax credit bill.
- S. 3229 (the Long Term Care Insurance Consumer Right-to-Know Act bill): A long-term care insurance (LTCI) model policy disclosure bill.
- S. 3230 (the Long Term Care Integrity Act bill): An LTCI claim dispute review bill.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is cosponsoring S. 3226, and the Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over that bill.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has jurisdiction over the other two bills. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is cosponsoring the LTCI disclosure form bill.
Klobuchar introduced a similar package of LTCI bills in 2009.
At press time, the Library of Congress had not yet received the text of the new bills.
In 2009, Klobuchar introduced a version of the tax credit bill, S. 1604, that would provided family caregivers with a tax credit of up to $1,200 per year for elder care. The tax credit would begin to phase out for families making over $120,000 per year.
The 2009 tax credit act also would have created clearinghouse for information about caregiving.