Future Long-Term Care Needs in Maryland's 7th Congressional District

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The House Committee on Government Reform, in response to the severe financial burden faced by the elderly population due to rising long term care costs, investigated future long-term care needs for Baltimore area residents. They estimated that nearly 1/3 of the population was likely to stay in a nursing home at some point, with hundreds of thousands of residents requiring long-term care. Moreover, they estimated that the cost of long-term care would rise faster than the inflation rate, resulting in hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents who would be forced to rely on Medicaid to cover their care expenses.
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