Saturday, March 27, 2010

Health Care Reform Bill

Here's some good news about the health care bill passed this week. Seems it can help caregivers and seniors wanting to stay at home. Cut and paste the link below in a browser to read the entire article.|hp-desktop|dl1|link3|

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, otherwise known as CLASS, provides for a national insurance program to help cover the cost of long-term care -- something 70 percent of people over 65 will need at some point along the way. The premiums will be much lower than those for private plans, and you won't get screened out because you've already had some health problems. Once vested after five years, enrollees unable to care for themselves will be able to claim cash benefits for as long as needed.