In 1987, 30 million people-one in every eight in the United States-was over 65. Forty years from now, that number will grow to more than 65 million, and more than one in every five Americans. As the population ages, the issue of long-term care of the elderly is certain to become a public policy question. Responding to the growing concern, the Center for Health Economics and Law sponsored a conference on Long-Term Care for the Elderly: Issues and Options on May 6, 1987 in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference provided the opportunity for prominent economists, policymakers, and industry representatives to discuss: (1) current and future long-term care needs of the elderly; (2) methods now being used by the elderly to meet and finance their long-term care needs; (3) economic and political factors impeding the development of private long-term care insurance; and (4) reform options to improve the current and future performance of the long-term care system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy