Bullet: The Almanac of
Thursday, January 18, 2007
LTC Comment: What
if you could find in a moment any data, statistic, article, report or
answer about long-term care you need?
Now you can. We
launch "The Almanac of Long-Term Care" today, after the
TODAY'S LTC BULLET is sponsored by Claude Thau, a Master General Agent
who helps LTCi producers nationwide.
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As a Long-Term Care Partnership-promoter in many capacities,
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LTC PARTNERSHIPS. CHCS
(Center for Health Care Strategies) announces a new initiative to assist
Medicaid agencies in developing Long-Term Care Partnership programs. The
Long-Term Care Partnership Expansion project will enhance state
capacity to work with private insurers to create affordable benefit
options that protect both consumers and state Medicaid programs.
State applications are due February 28. Register for a prospective
applicant call on February 5, 2007. Visit the initiative page for
more information, the request for proposal, and to register for the
applicant call: http://www.chcs.org/info-url_nocat3961/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=443777.
THOUSANDS of LTC readers. Show
your support for the Center. Sponsor
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only $500, you can sponsor a Bullet, convey your message to our
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whole month. For details,
contact Damon at 206-283-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Long-Term Care Reform needs and appreciates your
LTC BULLET: THE
ALMANAC OF LONG-TERM CARE
LTC Comment: We
all need quick access to solid information about LTC sometimes.
have a group talk tomorrow, but you're blanking on a critical number
about aging demographics. You
need a reliable quote and source. . . now!
prospect asked about the probability of needing LTC and the likely
duration. You've got old
data, but is there anything new?
read a great article a few weeks ago and it would be perfect to have in
hand right now, but where is it?
reporter wants to interview you for a story and you'd like to brush up .
. . fast!
After being barraged for decades with urgent
questions like these from friends, colleagues, readers, Center members,
public officials, legislators, reporters and so on and on and on, I
decided to prepare an "Almanac of Long-Term Care."
Our new Almanac is a reference source that makes finding
the LTC information you want quick and easy.
I needed it for myself and I'll use it as much as anyone will.
Following below is the Table of Contents for the Almanac
of Long-Term Care. Online
you can hyperlink between its subjects and sub-headings and then jump
straight to the source documents on the worldwide web.
The Almanac is a work in progress. I'll be adding to it almost daily as I incorporate new
material and add old favorites I've collected over the years.
If you're a member of the Center for Long-Term Care
Reform, you can access our new Almanac of Long-Term Care today at
You'll need your user name and password.
If you don't have them handy, contact Damon at 206-283-7036 or email@example.com.
We'll give non-members "sneak peeks" periodically and invite them to join. In fact, to celebrate this launch we'll make the Almanac of Long-Term Care immediately available to anyone and everyone, BUT ONLY until Monday morning, January 22. Just go to http://www.centerltc.com/members/LTC_ALMANAC/Main.htm and enter "almanac" as your user name AND your password.
But, take heed dear, faithful, dues-paying members
of the Center: if you like
the Almanac and you want to show it to others, please don't share
your user name and password with non-members.
The more people join the Center to get this new information
management tool, the less pressure we'll be under to raise membership
renewal fees for current members. All
employees and principal agents of corporate members of the Center
receive all benefits of membership at no personal cost.
So urge your companies and organizations to join the Center.
If you're not a member of the Center for Long-Term
Care Reform, but you decide to join, now's a great time. You'll get immediate access to the Almanac of Long-Term
Care; you'll receive our daily LTC E-Alerts and weekly LTC
Bullets (if you want them); you'll have a permanent user name and
password to access everything in The Zone, our members-only website. Dues are only $150 per year for individuals; corporate and
organizational memberships are negotiable.
Do it today!
Check out the Almanac of Long-Term Care and
let us know what you think. I
particularly point you to the last item in the index:
Medicaid Planning Quotes from 1981 to 1998.
Read 'em, but take your blood pressure medicine first!
Liabilities--Social Security, Medicare, and Budgets
President's Budgets for HHS
Medicaid is the 800 pound gorilla of LTC