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Pitfalls Seen in a Turn to Privately Run Long-Term Care

Date: March 6, 2014
Author: Nina Bernstein
QUOTE: a closer look at Tennessee, widely cited as a model, reveals hidden pitfalls as the system of caring for the frail comes under the twin pressures of cost containment and profit motive. In many cases, care was denied
after needs grew costlier — including care that people would have received under the old system. “The notion of prevention saving money in the long run only works if you actually provide care in the long run,”

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