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Minnesota, Washington and Oregon topped the ranking, which looked at 26 variables, including affordability and whether patients could get good paid care at home. Alabama and Kentucky came in last.
June 19, 2014 AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
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The first lesson of long-term care insurance: Shopping before health problems set in improves your chances of being accepted while tempering lifetime premium payments.
May 28, 2014 Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?
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The health services offered in 30 years may not be explicitly covered by the long-term care insurance you buy today.
February 5, 2013 Many long-term care policies sold 30 years ago didn't specifically cover assisted living facilities. Policyholders rely on clauses that say new kinds of care will be covered when it becomes available, but the ultimate decision rests with insurers.
October 14, 2011 The administration has pulled the plug on the CLASS Act, a part of health overhaul that is supposed to provide a modest cash benefit to the elderly for the purchase of long-term care services at home. The actuaries couldn't get the finances to work.
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