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Maxwell Policy Research Symposium 

Universal Coverage of Long-Term Care in the U.S.: Can We Get There From Here?

June 10-11, 2010

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Many argue that our current long-term care system is inadequate, inefficient, and unfair. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, included in the health reform legislation signed into law earlier this year, represents a possible step toward a more comprehensive and uniform system.

On June 10-11, CPR's Douglas Wolf and Madonna Harrington Meyer along with Nancy Folbre of the University of Massachusetts Amherst hosted this year's Maxwell Policy Research Symposium “Universal Coverage of Long Term Care in the U.S.: Can We Get There from Here?” The conference aimed to assess the prospects for moving toward comprehensive coverage of long term care services.  Participants presented and discussed papers on the political, economic, workforce, and familial and social aspects of this policy challenge. Detailed consideration of the lessons learned from countries such as Scotland, Japan, and Germany were also featured.

Douglas A. Wolf is a Professor of Public Administration and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University.  

Madonna Harrington Meyer is a Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University.   

Nancy Folbre is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This conference was free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations (on a first-come, first-served basis) were necessary.  

 The Center for Policy Research in The Maxwell School at Syracuse University sponsors an annual Policy Research symposium concentrating on a specific area of public policy analysis. Several highly distinguished visitors present papers at these conferences each year. Past conference proceedings have been published as books and special issues of conference journals. Previous symposiums include: