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Stephen Moses

Stephen Moses

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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.

Allison Bell

The Paragon Health Institute, a health policy research center with strong ties to Republican policymakers, has published “Long-Term Care: The Problem,” a paper by Stephen Moses, the president of the Seattle-based Center for Long-Term Care Reform.

Moses, who has long criticized state and federal moves that have crowded private companies out of long-term care services delivery and long-term care insurance, writes in opposition of efforts to create new, public LTC finance programs.

“Access to publicly financed LTC creates a moral hazard that discourages responsible LTC planning when people are still young, healthy, and affluent enough to save, invest, or insure for the risk,” Moses says. “Policymakers should consider how public financing created and worsened LTC’s problems before proposing more of the same to address those problems.”

The full article can be found in Think Advisor.

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