Long Term Health Care Reforms

During the opening session of the American Health Care Association’s 18th Annual Congressional Conference, speakers discussed health… read more

During the opening session of the American Health Care Association’s 18th Annual Congressional Conference, speakers discussed health care issues of importance to the association. Of most importance to the conference was the issue of funding reforms for long-term health care. Other issues discussed included the elimination of the three day prior hospital stay to qualify for Medicaid, a new reimbursement system for Medicaid, and Medicaid reimbursement for sub-acute care. Dr. Sullivan spoke on the U.S. long-term health care system which costs the U.S. government $26 billion annually. Giving a broad outline of the debate on long-term health care, Dr. Sullivan advocated programs designed to keep the elderly active as long as possible to avoid long-term health care for as long as possible. He stressed the need to maintain the nation’s health care funds for the poor rather than those who can pay their own way. Sen. Cohen, member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, also spoke on long-term health care and predicted reforms would extend the current system of health care rather than inflict mandates on American business. close

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Long Term Health Care Reforms

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Program ID:
18362-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 11, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 16, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jun 11, 1991 | 1:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 1991 | 6:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 1991 | 11:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 12, 1991 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 1991 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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