Lack of long term care a growing problemby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The St. Paul-based Citizen's League has come up with a plan for solving what they see as a growing crisis: how to pay for the long-term care of the elderly. Currently, 40 percent of that care is financed through Medicaid. And the cost is rising quickly. A report, released today, shows that if nothing changes, the annual bill for taxpayers will increase five-fold between now and 2035.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Stacy Becker, the leader of the Citizens League Long Term Care Collaborative.
- Morning Edition, 12/14/2010, 6:50 a.m.