The Affordable Care Act and Long-Term Care: Comprehensive Reform or Just Tinkering Around the Edges?

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This critical essay examines how effectively the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) addresses prevailing deficiencies in the nation's long-term care system and whether the ACA will result in meaningful reform. This article also reviews the basic problems plaguing the long-term care sector and the provisions within the ACA meant to address them, including incentives/options for expanding home- and community-based care and a number of research and demonstration projects.
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Miller, Edward A.
Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Affordable Care Act (ACA); CLASS Act
Long-Term Care
Home-and community-based services; HCBS


Edward A. Miller, PhD, MPA,

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