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Explaining the Limited Size of the Private Long-Term Care Insurance Market: The Effect of Public Insurance and Tax Policy

Award Year: 2003 Investigator: Jeffrey Brown, Amy Finkelstein
This Investigator Award project, Explaining the Limited Size of the Private Long-Term Care Insurance Market, tests economic theories to understand why most people choose not to purchase long-term care insurance, instead paying for care out of pocket. Drs. Brown and Finkelstein explore how the pricing of insurance policies and the availability of Medicaid coverage for those who are eligible influence decisions on whether to purchase long-term care insurance.

Transforming Long-Term Care Toward Consumer Goals: Shifting the Policy Debate and Stimulating Change

Award Year: 1998 Investigator: Rosalie Kane
Dr. Kane's work is built on the premise that long-term care (LTC) for older people is deeply flawed and that policies and programs in the U.S. have largely failed to meet patients' needs without stifling their spirits. This project develops and disseminates a vision for significant change in the nature of LTC for older people and designs, tests, and shares a strategy to facilitate that change.

Integration of Long-Term Care into the Mainstream: The Case of Nursing Homes

Award Year: 1996 Investigator: Vincent Mor, Jacqueline Zinn
Few integrated delivery systems, products of the consolidation of health care delivery and financing, have focused on the role of long-term care (LTC) in general, and nursing homes in particular. Yet many nursing facilities across the nation are contracting with managed care organizations. Drs. Mor and Zinn chronicle how nursing home providers are adapting to changes in the environment and measure the effects on patient care.