LTC Bullet:  Season's Greetings 

Friday, December 15, 2006 

Seattle-- 

LTC Comment:  We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous New Year and all-around Season's Greetings. 

Due to staff vacations (Damon's going snowboarding with friends at Sun Valley), LTC Bullets and E-Alerts will be offline this coming week.  We'll see whether events and the news call for our publishing during the last week of the year, one we usually take off from putting out the dailies. 

I'll use this down time to focus on finishing our Texas study report which promises to be one of the Center's most dramatic state-level reviews of LTC public policy ever.  Wait 'til you see it! 

We've got our work cut out for us in 2007.  Last year at this time, we were on the edge of our seats waiting to see whether the Deficit Reduction Act would pass.  It did. 

Now the tension and potential reside in whether the DRA will be preserved by a new Democratic Congress, implemented by the states, enforced by the feds, publicized by the media and used successfully by LTCi producers and reverse mortgage lenders to convince more Americans of the need for their products.   

We'll actively promote all those goals, but we need your continued support.  If you can see your way clear to help the Center for Long-Term Care Reform with a financial contribution, we'd be much obliged.  Annual individual memberships are $150.  Corporate memberships to bring our publications to everyone in your organization or company are negotiable.  If you have a budget for subscriptions, our LTC Bullets and E-Alerts would surely qualify.  Probably the Center would be a business expense for your tax purposes.  Check with your CPA.  

Please mail your contribution to the Center for Long-Term Care Reform, 2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, #110, Seattle, WA  98109 or contribute online at http://www.centerltc.com/support/index.htm .  Call or email us anytime at 206-283-7036 or info@centerltc.com.  Thank you for being there for the Center and for our shared mission:  to ensure access to quality long-term care for all Americans. 

The Center for Long-Term Care Reform wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a terrific New Year.  We look forward to continuing our work with you on behalf of America's seniors, their families, and long-term care professionals--all of whom are struggling in the face of so many challenges.