New senior care leaders were appointed today to the bipartisan Commission on Long-Term Care. The three new committee members together bring a wealth of experience in health care and senior care specifically.
Appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the new members include SCAN Foundation President Dr. Bruce Chernof, the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Executive Director Judith Stein, and activist and philanthropist George Vradenburg.
The committee is tasked with implementing and financing a comprehensive set of long-term care services for seniors as well as people with disabilities. It was established under the american Tax Relief Act in early 2013.
“Solving the challenge of long-term care is essential to ensuring the health, well-being, and economic security of our nation’s seniors and Americans with disabilities, and each of these appointees will bring deep experience, extensive expertise, and bold ideas to the work of this commission,” Leader Pelosi said. “These three leaders will represent the interests, concerns, and voices of every family struggling to deal with issues of long-term care, and we look forward to working with them to develop a clear, comprehensive plan to tackle these challenges.”
Written by Elizabeth Ecker