Advance CLASS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Bipartisan Hearing on Long -Term Care Financing

PRESS RELEASE: Advance CLASS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Bipartisan Hearing on Long -Term Care Financing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Connie Garner
202-261-7347, memebrship@advanceclass.org

Washington, DC (February 29, 2016) — Advance CLASS, Inc., commends the House Energy and Commerce Committee for its decision to hold a bipartisan hearing “Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.” Advance CLASS is pleased that both Republicans and Democrats recognize the importance of, and the pressing need to address the lack of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in this country for those in need.

Because of this need, bipartisan groups have come together over the past few decades to present recommendations on how to help Americans better prepare for their current or future long-term care needs and costs associated with those needs. The financing of long-term care is complicated, yet the research continues to refine strategies to address this crisis. It is now time for Congress to act.

Advance CLASS supports the financing and implementation of a comprehensive, high- quality system of care. We must ensure that aging seniors and people with disabilities can access services and supports in a manner that they choose. Advance CLASS continues to believe that a long-term care financing and delivery system should provide universal access and high quality services to individuals, and should promote personal planning throughout one’s working years. Advance CLASS will continue to work towards the goal of ensuring consumer choice and control related to services and supports for all Americans in the years to come.

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About advance CLASS, Inc.

Advance CLASS, Inc. is the national advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to the implementation of a strong and vital long-term services and supports program. The group is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of prominent national organizations who serve the most vulnerable in both the aging and disability communities. This “big tent” group is eager to expand further, and include a variety of stakeholders including diverse providers of care, and companies who specialize in delivery of crucial services. For more information, visit www.advanceclass.org or follow us on Twitter @advanceCLASS.

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