Bullet: The Great Debate on
Medicaid and LTC
Monday, August 8, 2005
LTC Comment: Steve
Moses and Vincent Russo will debate "Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Crisis -- Who Should
Pay?" on September 7, 2005 at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.
Register for this free program or watch online.
LTC BULLET: THE
GREAT DEBATE ON MEDICAID AND LONG-TERM CARE
LTC Comment: On
September 7, 2005 at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, Steve Moses,
president of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform, will debate Vincent Russo,
a leading elder law attorney in New York and a former president of the
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
A description of this free event and an invitation follow below. You can find the same information and invitation on Cato's website at http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=2307.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign
up now. And who says there's no
such thing as a free lunch? You'll
get one if you attend this program.
If you've ever wondered about the case to be made for or
against Medicaid estate planning, this is your chance to hear arguments from
both poles of that debate. In the
middle, moderating, will be Ceci Connolly (invited), National Health Policy
Reporter for the Washington Post.
If you can be there in person, marvelous.
Be sure to say hello. If
not, mark your calendars now to watch the debate online in RealVideo or to
listen in RealAudio. See the Cato hyperlink above for details on tuning in.
Please circulate this LTC Bullet to your friends and
colleagues, especially those in the Washington, DC area, and encourage them to
register for this exciting event.
Now, here's Cato's description of the program and your
personal invitation to attend.
and the Long-Term Care Crisis -- Who Should Pay?
September 7, 2005
12:00 PM (Luncheon to follow)
Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform, Inc. (www.centerltc.org);
Vincent J. Russo, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Past President, National Academy
of Elder Law Attorneys (www.russoelderlaw.com);
with comments by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato
Institute; and moderated by Ceci Connolly,* National Health Policy Reporter, Washington
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
the Event Live in RealVideo
Listen to the Event in RealAudio (Audio Only)
the joint federal-state health care program created in 1965 for the poor, is
imposing a growing burden on taxpayers. It
has grown larger than Medicare, the federal health care program for the elderly,
and already accounts for a larger share of state expenditures than elementary
and secondary education. Part of
that growth is due to many middle-income seniors using Medicaid to pay for
nursing home expenses and other long-term care.
Those seniors own assets that could cover such expenses for a period of
time, either directly or by purchasing long-term care insurance.
Should their assets be used to help Congress cut projected Medicaid
expenditures? Please join us for a
debate that could profoundly affect the future of Medicaid and long-term care.
policy forums and luncheons are free of charge. To register for this event, please fill out the form below
[please go to http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=2307
for this form] and click submit or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, September 6,
2005. Please arrive early. Seating
is limited and not guaranteed. News
media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200.
If you can't make it to the Cato Institute, watch this forum live online.
If you plan to watch this event online, there is no need to register.
[To find and fill out the registration form mentioned above, go to http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=2307 .]