Can Incentives for Long-Term Care Insurance Reduce Medicaid Spending?

Clubs and Organizations

October 6, 2014

NFESH-commissioned research shows that seniors at risk of hunger suffer from increased health problems. According to the Center for American Progress, hunger-related healthcare cost the United States $130.5 billion in 2010.

The October 2014 issue of Seniority features a study conducted by Wei Sunn, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China, and Anthony Webb, Ph.D., Senior Research Economist, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, about the relation between incentives for long-term care insurance and spending for Medicaid. The study includes an interview with Anthony Webb, Ph.D.

The Oxford Dictionary defines Seniority as "the fact or state of being older." This serial, digital magazine focuses on matters that affect those who are older. It will be a periodic examination of various issues related to aging and will address subjects that NFESH believes to be of vital importance in enhancing our understanding of the paradigm that is senior hunger in America.

Senior hunger does not exist in a vacuum. A multitude of factors, policies and programs have direct impact on seniors particularly those who are vulnerable and threatened by hunger. Through this forum, we invite experts to examine and discuss a variety of them, because we believe doing so will enhance our understanding of the complex problem that is senior hunger and help us drive the changes necessary to ameliorate it once and for all.

The Oxford Dictionary further defines Seniority as "a privileged position earned by reason of longer service." We at NFESH have been privileged to work long on behalf of older Americans, and through our research and communications channels, such as this online magazine, we hope to continue to do so for many years.

We would like to hear from you. Tell us what you think about this article. Tell us what other issues you would like to see us examine in the future. Be a part of the conversation. By working together we can end senior hunger.

Read the October 2014 issue of Seniority.