Unlike many other countries around the world, the US has been without a comprehensive approach to paying for long term care for the elderly.    Until now.

The recently passed health care reform legislation includes the CLASS Plan, one that was actively advocated by AAHSA, IAHSA’s US Chapter.    This posting in the The New Old Age gives a succinct and understandable description of the new law as it pertains to long term care.     If you want a lot more detailed information visit AAHSA’s website.