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The Future of Long-Term Care Depends on Trust, Transparency, Liability Relief – Bob Kramer

Nursing home operators will rightly point to chronic underfunding and the failure to address the real costs of long-term care for poor, frail seniors on Medicaid. Their critics will demand more regulation and enforcement, higher staffing requirements and better wages. Some will argue that any additional funding for long-term care should go to home and community-based services.

Seize the moment: Bob Kramer lays out path for meaningful reform in nursing homes in new Health Affairs blog

“The American long-term care system, particularly in skilled nursing facilities, has been exposed as deeply flawed, chronically underfunded, and in need of reform.” This bold statement is from Robert Kramer, Founder and Fellow of Nexus Insights. Kramer delves deeply into the urgent problems facing nursing homes that have been spotlighted on the national stage by the pandemic and its tragic death toll among nursing home residents and staff.