OWL- The Voice of Midlife and Older Women to Issue Report On How to Fix Our Broken Long-Term Care System


Washington, DC- OWL's May 8th Mother's Day briefing on Capitol Hill will address a critical juncture at which America stands and how we can successfully navigate it. As our population ages and lives longer, we are experiencing a fast-growing need for long-term care, services and supports. With this increased need has come a growing recognition of what has been too long denied: America's system of long-term care, services and supports is broken. What happens at this intersection of demographics and policy over the next decade will affect countless American families and help shape the national economy.


The briefing observes the release of our annual Mother's Day report: Long-Term Care: Managing Our Future. The report highlights the urgent need to ensure quality care and protect consumers from the catastrophic long-term care costs that can devastate individuals and families.


Participants in the briefing will include U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging (schedule allowing); Kim Lipsky, Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging; Chris Dawe, former Health Care Policy Advisor, National Economic Council, White House; Donna Wagner, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health and Social Services, New Mexico State; Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation; Jessica Brill Ortiz, Director of Direct Care Alliance National Advocacy; Julie Maggioncalda, Director of Volunteer and Social Services, Capitol Hill Village; and Richard Gelula, Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.


The briefing will be held at 11:00 a.m. in room 188 of the Senate Russell Building.


OWL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for issues that affect the nearly 70 million American women age 40+.



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