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We help people gain their highest independence and quality of life. However, Medicaid is not available for everyone. Contact Julie Meashey, Information Specialist at the National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR). In recent years, the federal government has promoted long-term care insurance, as it is an excellent way for citizens to protect themselves from the expenses associated with long-term care. Baby boomers are facing a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs.

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Publisher: Winnie Clara; 1 edition (December 15, 2013)


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