70 cents on the dollar is no bargain for Florida taxpayers

It’s been a tragic waste of money and lives.As the managed care lobby portrayed it, the Nursing Home Diversion program sounded like a great bargain: Give us Florida’s frail, older people who are candidates for a nursing home. Pay us less than the nursing home rate and we will care for them in assisted living […]

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing

Long-term care services and supports (LTSS) includes a range of services and supports individuals may need to meet their health or personal needs over a long period of time.1 Most LTSS is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called “Activities of Daily Living” (or ADLs) which […]

Some Observations Related to the Generic Drug Market

The incentive for a manufacturer of a brand-name prescription drug to undertake measures that attempt to prolong the period of marketing exclusivity for a brand-name drug is very strong. For most prescription drug products, incremental production costs are quite low—literally pennies a pill—while successful new drugs can command high prices. The period of a drug’s […]

A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

Our nation faces an unprecedented public policy challenge: how to transform our system of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to promote independence among older adults and people with disabilities, and provide support for the family members who help them. In just 12 years, the leading edge of the Baby Boom Generation will enter its 80s, […]