During the 2016 Presidential campaign, a major issue effecting virtually all American families was noticeably absent from the debate – long-term care coverage.  Hopefully, that is about to change heading into the 2020 Presidential campaign.  Senator Bernie Sanders and his Democratic colleagues in the House  have included a long-term care benefit as part of the “Medicare for All” bill.  I am not stating that Senator Sanders or the Democrats solution to long-term care coverage in this country is the correct solution.  In fact, the Democrats have not proposed how the estimated cost of the program will be paid for.  However, hopefully, the proposals will facilitate a needed discourse regarding long-term care during the 2020 Presidential election cycle.  With approximately two-thirds of American adults favoring a long-term care program similar to Medicare, it is a debate long overdue.      

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Expands Long-Term Care Benefits

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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