Do Not Give Up on Long-Term Care Plan, Editorial Says
A recent survey found that many California residents "are woefully underprepared for the cost" of obtaining long-term health care services, a Los Angeles Times editorial states. The findings should serve as "a wake-up call to the public, as well as a warning sign to lawmakers who want to pull the plug preemptively" on the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, a long-term care initiative included in the federal health reform law, the editorial argues. It notes that "some critics fear the plan will evolve into a costly new entitlement." However, the editorial concludes that "it's too early to give up on CLASS, as some lawmakers have proposed" because "if it's implemented the right way, CLASS can help."
- "Boomer Time Bomb" (Los Angeles Times, 8/15).