Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not cover most of those costs, according to a new AP-NORC poll.
About half of older Americans support government-administered long-term care insurance programs, according to the 2016 Long-Term Care trends poll. Most support policies to help caregivers cope with costs of providing long-term care to others including state programs providing paid family leave, caregiver tax breaks and a Social Security earnings credit for caregivers.
Highlights from the poll:
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