Tutorial Discusses Long-Term Care For Older Women

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New tutorial discusses health care, long-term care for older women.

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* "Health Care and Long-Term Care Policy: Concerns Facing Older Women," kaiserEDU.org: The slide tutorial -- narrated by Alina Salganicoff, vice president and director of women's health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation -- provides an overview of health coverage and cost challenges for women older than age 65. Salganicoff discusses the roles of Medicare and Medicaid as a source of coverage for older women, as well as health and socioeconomic factors that predispose older women to comprise the majority of the long-term care population. She also addresses long-term care financing and older women's out-of-pocket health spending (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 9/11).

* "Health Resources and Services Administration: Many Underserved Areas Lack a Health Center Site, and the Health Center Program Needs More Oversight," Government Accountability Office: The report analyzes HRSA data and examines to what extent medically underserved areas lacked health center sites in 2006 and 2007, as well as HRSA's oversight of technical assistance for grant applicants. The report finds wide geographic variation in the percentage of medically underserved areas that did not have a health center in both years. Half of all grants for new health center sites in 2007 were awarded in the Southern region of the U.S. ("Health Resources and Services Administration: Many Underserved Areas Lack a Health Center Site, and the Health Center Program Needs More Oversight," GAO, 8/8).

Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery at kaisernetwork.org/email . The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. © 2007 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.

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