The Well-Being Insurance for Seniors to be at Home (WISH) Act was introduced in early July by Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) to create a new federal Long-Term Care Insurance Trust Fund that would pay for the “catastrophic” period of long-term care for those who need many years of it. In this episode of Leverage, Josephine (Josie) Kalipeni, Deputy Director of Family Values @ Work talks with ASA’s Peter Kaldes about the opportunities and limitations of the WISH Act, and how we should advocate for equitable approaches in long-term care planning and payment.
Peter Kaldes, President & CEO, American Society on Aging
Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD, Vice President of Programs & Thought Leadership, American Society on Aging
Josie Kalipeni, Deputy Director Family Values @ Work in partnership with Labor Project