Research October 2020

Accessing Long-Term Care Coverage Through Medicaid: The Safety Net For Seniors Facing Unmanageable Costs

With healthcare and long-term care costs rising at much higher rates than wages or salaries, it is becoming more difficult for Americans to afford the costs of long- term care. These unpredictable costs, combined with low levels of savings, mean many older American families find themselves forced to spend down their assets so they are […]

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Press Release October 13, 2020

New Report Examines Medicaid’s Critical Role in Providing Long-Term Care Coverage for Older Americans

New Report Examines Medicaid’s Critical Role in Providing Long-Term Care Coverage for Older Americans Report Offers Policy Solutions To Address Unpredictable and Potentially Catastrophic Costs Of Long-Term Care Webinar on October 21st to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2020 – With healthcare and long-term care costs rising at much higher rates than wages or […]

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In the News

Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube

In a new Marketwatch column, NIRS executive director Dan Doonan writes that retirement has become a Rubik’s Cube for most Americans. “So many factors impact how much one is able to save during their working years, and there are even more considerations as one tries to spend down their nest egg so they don’t run […]

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Letters

NIRS Rebuts New York Times on Public Pensions

NIRS says that calling retirement plans serving 25 million working and retired public employees "time bombs" borders on journalistic malpractice.

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