A "Long-Term" Solution to a Medicaid Problem

Brief Analyses | Health

No. 190
Friday, November 17, 1995

The spending explosion in long-term care is in large part a direct result of perverse federal income tax incentives that subsidize insurance for current medical expenses but penalize insurance for long-term care expenses. However, both the U.S. House and Senate have passed legislation to correct this tax inequity.

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