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Insuring Long Term Care In the US

Jeffrey Brown, Amy Finkelstein

NBER Working Paper No. 17451
Issued in September 2011
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Long-term care expenditures constitute one of the largest uninsured financial risks facing the elderly in the United States. This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy issues surrounding insuring long-term care expenditure risk. Through this lens we also discuss the likely impact of recent long-term care public policy initiatives at both the state and federal level.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w17451

Published: “Insuring Long-Term Care in the U.S.” Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol. 25 (4): pages 119-142. Fall 2011. With Amy Finkelstein.

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