La. Health Secretary Selected For National Commission On LTC
Senate Republican Leader
"I want to thank Leader McConnell for the opportunity to serve and offer a state-based perspective on this critical topic," Greenstein said. "In just 15 years, one in every five Americans will be aged 65 or older. They are aging into a system that spends hundreds of billions of dollars a year and delivers uneven results. We must work across state lines and levels of government to create a long-term system that meets their needs and looks like it was designed on purpose."
The commission will look at how long-term care is delivered, both in home/community and institutional settings, who provides these services and how they are funded, to better define the appropriate roles of
The last time a national committee convened to review the country's long-term care system was the
Greenstein has extensive professional experience in the health care field, in both the public and private sectors. He previously served in the federal
Greenstein will not receive any compensation for his service on the commission, but will be reimbursed for necessary travel to participate in meetings, hearings and other commission activities.
Two state and congressional leaders focused on health care issues praised the appointment.
"As a physician and member of
"As a practicing optometrist and Chair of the
The director of the
"States are at the forefront of providing needed long-term care services for America's elders and people with disabilities," said
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