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OUR OPINION: Two cheers for Ryan’s focus on ‘moral hazard’

August 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s time to give Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a break: Not because he’s suddenly right on the issues, but because on key parts of American life, his worldview has something useful to say.
And liberals and conservatives alike could use the insights. Continue Reading

Nursing homes eye old law as tool to recoup unpaid bills

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO To recoup an increase in unpaid costs, North Dakota nursing homes are eyeing an arcane state law that holds adult children financially responsible for their parents’ care. Continue Reading

Massive spike in long-term care costs hits Minnesota seniors

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The unforeseen premium increases have caused a rash of calls to state regulators and advocates from worried or irate older Minnesotans.
But the effect could go much further. It could dampen a new three-year effort by state agencies to convince more people to finance their own long-term care in old age. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: One cheer for CLASS Act’s demise

October 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The CLASS Act was a federal “toe in the water” of the urgent issue of long-term care. If you had paid your premiums for at least five years, it would have helped you stay in your home (and out of a nursing home) while coping with a disability. But the numbers never added up. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Fresh ideas on paying for long-term care

December 15, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

In Minnesota, the respected Citizens League said this week that the state simply must change the way it pays for nursing homes and other forms of long-term care. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Long-term care insurance merits support

November 28, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The federal and state governments should follow up on successful ideas that allow reasonable sharing of risk. Continue Reading