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Long-Term Care: The Event

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President at Paragon Health Institute
Brian Blase, Ph.D., is the President of Paragon Health Institute. Brian was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC) from 2017-2019, where he coordinated the development and execution of numerous health policies and advised the President, NEC director, and senior officials. After leaving the White House, Brian founded Blase Policy Strategies and serves as its CEO.
Stephen Moses

Stephen Moses

Visiting Fellow

Stephen Moses is president of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform. The Center promotes universal access to top-quality long-term care by encouraging private financing as an alternative to Medicaid dependency for most Americans. Previously, Mr. Moses was president of the Center for Long- Term Care Financing (1998-2005), Director of Research for LTC, Inc., (1989-98), a senior analyst for the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1987-89), a Medicaid state representative for the Health Care Financing Administration (1978-87), a HHS Departmental Management Intern (1975-78), and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Venezuela (1968-1970). He is widely recognized as an expert and innovator in the field of long-term care.

Long-term care (LTC) in the United States is dysfunctional, marked by nursing home bias, inadequate home care, dubious care quality, insufficient funding, caregiver shortages, over-stressed family caregivers, and rising inequities. Medicaid, the dominant LTC payer, is at the root of these problems. By offering late-life public funding that is easily accessible, Medicaid created a moral hazard that discouraged earlier private LTC planning. How to eliminate the negative incentives in Medicaid policy that discourage private LTC planning and payment is the main challenge facing policymakers in this area. Security, dignity, and care quality for America’s aging population hang in the balance.

Paragon’s virtual event “Long-Term Care: The Problem and The Solution” will present differing perspectives on long-term care from America’s top experts.

Read more on the issue in Paragon’s research Long-Term Care: The Problem and Long-Term Care: The Solution

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