Obama Administration

California Will Shift 456,000 Low Income Seniors into Managed Care

California has taken the idea of managed care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities to a whole new level. Under an agreement with the Obama Administration announced last week, the state will begin shifting both medical care and long-term supports and services to managed care companies in just seven months. Watch this closely. You may be looking at the [...]

What We Learned from the CLASS Long-Term Care Debacle

It may be possible to design a modest government-run voluntary long-term care insurance program that is financially viable. It isn't easy, would probably enroll only about 2 million people, and would take some substantial revisions to the program as imagined by the Community Living Assistance Services & Supports (CLASS)Act. But it might be possible. That at least is the message buried  in the reams of documents released [...]