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America’s Long-Term Care Crisis

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The number of Americans needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) is expected to more than double, from 12 million in 2010 to 27 million in 2050. State and national spending is also ballooning and families are increasingly struggling to prepare for and afford necessary care. To address this growing problem, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Health Project’s Long-Term Care Initiative (LTCI) will release a white paper on Monday, April 7, at 1:00PM at BPC, identifying the major challenges to the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports for seniors and individuals with disabilities under 65. A final report of long-term care policy recommendations will be released in late 2014.

The initiative is co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, former Wisconsin Governor and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and former White House and Congressional Budget Office Director Dr. Alice Rivlin. Co-chairs will make introductory remarks and a panel discussion on the topic will follow with national experts in the field.

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP HERE. Registration is required and press set up begins at 12:00PM.

You can watch the live webcast of the event starting at 1:00PM ET here.

If you are interested in scheduling interviews with any of the LTCI co-chairs, please contact Joann Donnellan at (202) 204-2384 or [email protected].


Senator Tom Daschle, Co-chair, BPC Health Project
Senator Bill Frist, Co-chair, BPC Health Project
Dr. Alice Rivlin, former White House Budget Director and Co-chair, BPC Long-Term Care Initiative
Dr. Bruce Chernof, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation
Jason Grumet, BPC President

Panel Discussion to feature:
Marc Cohen, PhD., Chief Research and Development Officer, LifePlans, Inc.
Tom McInerney, M.B.A., CEO, Genworth Financial
Diane Rowland, Sc.D., Chair, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission; Executive Vice President, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Anne Tumlinson, M.M.H.S., Senior Vice President, Avalere


Bipartisan Policy Center’s Long-Term Care Initiative (LTCI) to release white paper on the major challenges to developing a sustainable means of financing and delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS).


Monday, April 7, 2014
1:00 – 2:30PM ET


Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20005

Supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation – advancing a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. For more information, visit

Joann Donnellan
(703) 966-1990
[email protected]

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Sens. Daschle, Frist, Sec. Thompson and Dr. Rivlin to Lead New Effort to Transform Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care