Molly Ivins isn't the first, only the latest, in a long and growing line of commentators who see long-term care as The Next Big Thing in health care. This part of the health care industry is woefully undercaptalized and underdeveloped, and if things seem bad at the local nursing home now, wait until the Boomers start hitting those places (the oldest Boomers start turning 60 next year). Molly's most recent column highlights the problem. (For the next few days, it'll pop up when you click here
. After that, click on the Archive window "To See Earlier Columns" and then click on July 20, 2004.)
Other recent coverage of this issue gives a glimpse into the looming crisis: "Long-Term Care Tests Governors"
(Olympia (Wash.) Olympian
) . . . "Congressional Briefing on Long-Term Care Alternatives"
(U.S. Newsire) . . . Deborah Stone: "Shopping for Long-Term Care"
) . . .