LTC Bullet: LTC
Tour's First Event Makes the News
January 9, 2008
Comment: Today the Naples
Daily News covers the first event in the Center for Long-Term Care
Reform's National Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour.
Read all about it! After
LTC TOUR SPONSOR. Monday
evening, Bruce Moon, StateLife's VP for Marketing, stopped by the
current headquarters of the LTC Tour (Tampa East RV Resort).
He came to see the Silver Bullet of Long-Term Care and to pledge
his and the company's full support for the National Long-Term Care
Consciousness Tour at the Gold level!
Take the tour yourself by video.
Check it out at http://crackle.com/c/Flip_Video/OneAmerica_Mix/2141493#tra=clickthrough&cmp=taf
*** SPONSOR LEVELS.
Find everything you need to know about the National Long-Term
Care Consciousness Tour at the top of www.centerltc.com.
All the details on sponsorship levels, benefits and costs are at http://www.centerltc.com/sponsorship_levels.htm.
Check out the size, positioning and availability of sponsor's
signage on the Silver Bullet at http://www.centerltc.com/Sponsor_Logos.htm.
Review the Tour's itinerary and schedule at http://www.centerltc.com/TourCalendar/General.htm.
Follow publicity about the LTC Tour as we add stories to the link
*** HELP THE CENTER.
You don't have to be a sponsor of our LTC Tour to help the Center
pursue our mission of responsible LTC planning and rational LTC policy.
Join as an individual member for $150 per year.
Join as a corporate member (negotiable).
As an individual or corporate member, you'll receive our daily
LTC E-Alerts and weekly LTC Bullets, including full coverage of the LTC
Tour throughout 2008. Take
Steve Moses's online LTC Graduate Seminar for $225 (and get a full
year's membership for no extra charge.)
Become a Regional Representative of the Center and help plan
events on the LTC Tour when we pass through your area ($500).
Need more convincing? Take
the "webinars" at www.centerltc.com
that describe our content-rich website and the LTC Graduate Seminar. Just scroll down at the website until you find the
"buttons" that will take you directly to those free web-based
programs. Or contact Damon
at 206-283-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with all your questions. ***
*** SPECIAL THANKS go to LTC Tour Regional
Representative, Linda Jaikes (CSA, LTCP) of Jaikes
Financial Group. As a
long-time resident of Naples, FL, Linda is active in several
organizations designed to help the senior community and has arranged for
Steve Moses to speak at
the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce this evening.
Thanks so much for your help and support, Linda. ***
BULLET: LTC TOUR'S FIRST
EVENT MAKES THE NEWS
Comment: As I write this,
it is 6AM in Tampa, Florida. After
two weeks of outfitting and provisioning the Silver Bullet of Long-Term
Care, she's ready to roll. In
a couple hours, I'll hitch the 16-foot Airstream trailer to the back of
the titanium-metallic (silver) FJ Cruiser, pick up my sidekick for the
remainder of this week (the LTC Tour's marketing and and public
relations consultant, Marilee Driscoll, at her hotel) and head south 158
miles to Naples, Florida.
awaits us there is the very first event of the Center's year-long,
nationwide LTC Wake-Up Tour. Read
about that in the newspaper article below.
Our goal with the Tour is to take the Center's message of
responsible long-term care planning and rational public policy to
people, politicians and policy-makers from one end of this country to
the other. Even the longest
journey begins with a single step, they say, and for the LTC Tour, this
though we're starting in Florida, all is not sunshine and light.
Anyone who's ever tried to do anything worthwhile knows that
"no good deed goes unpunished."
So of course there's a nasty little blogger nipping at our heels
called "CREW." Read
about that in the article too.
on the principle there's "no such thing as bad publicity," we
welcome such baseless criticism. It
sends eyeballs to the Center for Long-Term Care Reform's website at www.centerltc.com
where people find rich content and the real story.
We're trying to save the public safety net for long-term care by
getting more people to plan early and save, invest or insure privately
for all the risks and costs of growing older.
this adventure begins, I want to thank members of the Center for
Long-Term Care Reform who have supported the LTC Tour.
Each and every Regional Representative and all of the major
sponsors at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and other levels add
financial and emotional fuel to the Silver Bullet of Long-Term Care.
You're the greatest and we'll do our best to represent you well
it's not too late to get aboard this train even as it leaves the
station. We will stop to
pick you up whenever you are ready.
We'll be adding signage for sponsors as we go along and plenty of
days remain to schedule events.
all the details on sponsorship levels, benefits and costs, including
pictures of the Silver Bullet that show sizing and positioning of
signage, at the top of www.centerltc.com.
Check in with Damon at 206-283-7036 or email@example.com.
Reach Steve Moses directly at 425-891-3640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
for now, off we go!
health care expert makes Naples stop on national tour"
former analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who
now advocates government policy reform regarding long-term care and
individual responsibility has launched a "consciousness"
the first stops for Stephen Moses, president of the private Center for
Long-Term Care Reform, is Wednesday in Naples -- a market ripe with
financial planners, insurance agents and wealthy individuals in the
position to buy long-term care insurance. Moses and his organization are
based in Seattle.
audience he targets is state and federal lawmakers, where he focuses on
halting escalating Medicaid expenditures and tightening eligibility to
preserve the government-backed insurance for the poorest.
has testified before state and federal government authorities about
is traveling the country during the next year for his "National
Long-Term Care Consciousness Tour," in an Air Stream travel
he also has captured the interest of Citizens for Responsibility and
Ethics in Washington (CREW), which calls his national tour a shill for
the long-term care insurance industry.
with CREW last month asked U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to
investigate Moses and his center, arguing that for the past decade Moses
has positioned himself as an independent expert on long-term care costs
yet CREW says Moses is a front for the long-term care insurance
the Washington, D.C., citizens' group has written the National
Association of Insurance Commissioners and the National Association of
State Medicaid Directors.
Neither Senator Grassley nor the Medicaid Directors asked us
about CREW's charges. The
NAIC responded to CREW that neither Steve Moses nor the Center had tried
to influence its LTC insurance regulations.]
says Moses' mission is legislative changes to impose greater
restrictions to Medicaid to the elderly and others who need it, which
would have the effect of expanding the market for long-term care
CREW says many elderly cannot afford long-term care insurance and
policies often don't pay out.
Jaikes, of Jaikes Financial Group in Naples who is sponsoring Moses'
local speaking engagement, said she considers him a "guru on
said the public needs to realize they have to address their long-term
care needs, Jaikes said.
Moses will be in Naples speaking from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, at Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 U.S. 41 N. The event is free and open to the public. Call Jaikes at 263-9195 for more information.