LTC Bullet:  The National LTC Consciousness Tour -- The Plan 

Thursday, September 13, 2007 


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LTC Comment:  The Center for Long-Term Care Reform's 2008 National Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour in a nutshell. 

Our three most recent LTC Bullets have described the Center's National LTC Consciousness Tour in detail.  Read them at , and , respectively.  Here's the overview: 

Time is running out to fix long-term care financing policy before it's too late to help the Boomer generation.  It takes decades to set aside and invest enough reserves to pay future LTC claims.  Public programs, which dominate LTC funding today, have set aside nothing for this liability.  Private insurance, which is required by law to do so, has not garnered a big enough market to make up the difference.  Something has to be done.  And soon! 

The Center for Long-Term Care Reform and Steve Moses have been reasonably effective at the national level influencing individual members of the media and impacting important legislation (MCCA '88, OBRA '93, HIPAA '96, BBA '97 and DRA '05).  But we believe the time has come for a grass roots effort.  We want to raise awareness about the importance of long-term care planning among individuals, families and policy makers out where it counts:  in their homes, communities, and places of business. 

To that end, Steve Moses will take the Center's message of personal responsibility and rational LTC public policy to six regions of the country for two months each: 

Southeast:  FL, GA, AL, MS, SC, NC, TN  (7 states:  January, February) 

Southwest:  TX, NM, AZ, CO, UT, OK, AR, LA (8 states:  March, April) 

Central East:  VA, WV, MD, DE, PA, NJ, DC (7 states:  May, June) 

Northeast:  NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME  (7 states:  July, August) 

Midwest:  IL, IN, OH, IA, MI, KY, MO, MN, ND, SD, KS, NE, WI  (13 states:  September, October) 

West:  CA, NV, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, AK, HI  (9 states:  November, December) 

We're looking for people to join us in this effort as LTC Gadflies or as Regional Representatives of the Center for LTC Reform. 

LTC Gadflies will participate as much or as little as they see fit.  Regional Reps will have organizational roles.  Activities include but are not limited to: 

Group talks on LTC planning; publishing op-eds; meeting with reporters and editorial boards; collaborating with financial planners, CPAs, and estate planning attorneys; exploring cooperative agreements with LTC providers and reverse mortgage lenders; working with provider and insurance industry trade associations; consulting with political and public program leaders; conducting studies with and for state think tanks; and protecting as many people as we can from the risk and cost of long-term care. 


As an LTC GADFLY:  membership in the Center for LTC Reform and financial participation in the National Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour at least at the penny-a-mile ($100) level.  

Benefits of being an LTC Gadfly include participation in planning sessions for your region and state, participation in activities scheduled for your region, plus at least a one-hour consultation with Steve Moses during the Tour. 

As a REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform:  Five years experience in the field of LTC planning; verbal and writing skills; completion of the LTC Graduate Seminar (online or in person); Center membership; and participation in the National Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour at least at the nickel-a-mile ($500) level.  

Benefits include:  training on LTC public policy; introductions to media, political, LTC provider and business contacts to position you as a local center of influence; group talk with Steve Moses to enhance LTCi production; opportunity to publish, et cetera, the sky's the limit.  You will be the local key to the success of the National Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour in your region. 

So, that's what we have in mind, folks.  If you want to join the LTC Gadfly Brigade, or become a Regional Representative of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform, or just be kept apprised of our progress, let us know at or write directly to