Friday, October 19, 2007

Take Care of Me

Close to 80% of American voters in a recent survey say they want to see long term care included in the healthcare proposals offered by the presidential candidates.

Sure, why not?

The survey, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group, also found nearly 70% of Americans have not made any plans for their own, a spouse’s or another relative’s LTC needs. Yet over 50% said they have had a loved one who needed some form of long term care.

Yep. That light at the end of the tunnel is an approaching train.

The polling also showed that Americans are willing to bear part of the responsibility to develop a national LTC program.

Part of the responsibility. Why not all?

Of those who supported new taxes or payroll deductions, 68% also said they would be willing to pay between $25 to $50 per month to support such a program.

Wow. Big spenders.

What happened to personal responsibility?
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