Discrimination Risks of Alzheimer’s as Support for Social Insurance for Long-Term Care

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 46, p. 499, 2018

3 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2020

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Allison K. Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This short reflection on an article by J. J. Arias, A. M. Tyler, B. J. Oster, and J. Karlawish (“The Proactive Patient: Long-term Care Insurance Discrimination Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers,” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 46, no. 2 (2018): 485-498) makes clear why the private market for long-term care insurance, and its regulation, will perpetually fail to protect families against the risks to their security posed by a family member with Alzheimer’s. It describes why a comprehensive federal solution is the only feasible and wise option.

Keywords: Law & society, health economics & policy, CLASS Act, private insurance markets, social insurance, long-term care, Alzheimer’s, dementia, next-friend risk, informal caregivers

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Allison K., Discrimination Risks of Alzheimer’s as Support for Social Insurance for Long-Term Care (2018). Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 46, p. 499, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3686207

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