The Ethics of Health Disparities

By Larry Polivka (2014) Introduction The ethical implications of health inequalities among racial, ethnic socio-economic groups and along gender and age lines have been gaining increasing attention over the last several years. Much of this attention has focused on the question of when do inequalities in health care and health status become inequities that must […]

Neoliberal Long-Term Care: From Community to Corporate Control

By Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo. Originally published by the Gerontological Society of America in 2017. Abstract Publicly (mainly Medicaid) funded long-term care (LTC) services have evolved from a nursing home dominated system of service to a much more balanced system including home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs over the last 30 years. The HCBS […]

The Future of Long-Term Care in Florida

By Larry Polivka (2018) Preface 2018 This brief issue paper was written for members of the aging advocacy community in Florida in 2010. The principle purpose of the paper was to persuade advocates, members of the Aging Network, Florida Legislature and others to support an Aging Network based non-profit model of managed Medicaid Long Term […]

Older Voters and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

By Lisa Rill and Larry Polivka (2018) Abstract In the 2008 presidential election, the majority of older persons failed to vote for the winner, which was only the second time in the past ten presidential elections. This trend continued in the 2012 election. In Robert Binstock’s studies of the 2008 presidential election and the 2010 […]