This article discusses the hardships on seniors with disabilities who are unable to qualify for Medicaid under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The author argues for the repeal of the DRA and calls for policymakers and politicians to work towards a long-term care financing scheme that fairly distributes the costs of long term care across the broader population. The author begins by laying out the arguments that the nation cannot afford the cost of long-term care for the elderly and disabled, their entitlement to such care should be minimized, and individuals should plan for their own healthcare. The author then goes on to dispute the previous arguments and contends that there must be more exploration of the different options that could create a fiscally and morally responsible way to pay for the long-term care needs of the nation's increasing elderly.
"Reality Check: The DRA's Impact on Seniors with Disabilities and Their Caregivers ,"
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