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Improving Medicare's Ability to Serve Patients Needing Complex Care

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A long-recognized shortcoming of Medicare is its lack of coverage for home- and community-based services, which enable people with complex conditions to live independently. The final issue brief in our Medicare at 50 Years series, by researchers Marilyn Moon, Ilene L. Hollin, Lauren H. Nicholas, Cathy Schoen, and Karen Davis, envisions a new benefit option for seniors requiring complex care, including those with multiple chronic illnesses or long-term physical or cognitive impairment.

To read other publications in our series on Medicare’s past, present, and future, visit the Medicare at 50 Years page.

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