As part of the effort to overhaul health care, the Senate is considering a new long term care insurance plan similar to one already approved by the House. Critics contend it will become financially unsustainable: The pros and cons of public long term care insurance.


  • Marilyn Werber Serafini Healthcare and welfare correspondent, "National Journal"
  • Scott Harrington Professor, health-care management and insurance and risk management, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
  • James Firman President and CEO, National Council on Aging
  • Richard Foster Chief actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Sandy Praeger Kansas Insurance Commissioner and chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee

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