Wellness Wednesday

June 10, 2015: Long Term Care Crisis

Debbie Dingell


U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12th District)

Complex, confusing, and difficult to navigate. That’s how Congresswoman Debbie Dingell describes the U.S. health care system. She says one area that the overhaul of health care in recent years has not adequately addressed is long-term health care for seniors and the disabled. Current programs leave huge gaps in access to care, and people are forced to rely on a patchwork of private insurance, public programs, and unpaid family caregivers. Dingell is now tackling the issue head-on and has her own experience with the health of her husband, the retired Congressman John Dingell, to guide her.





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