A group pushing for a national plan for providing long term care for theelderly says it’s turning up the heat on presidential candidates. Former U-SSenator David Durenberger is the chairman of “Citizens for Long Term Care.”Durenberger says 40-percent of the 77-million baby boomers will need sometype of long term care in their lives. He says many won’t be able to affordthe care.Durenberger says getting the next president to discuss the issue is thefirst step. The group held a news conference today at the state capitol building.The “Long Term Care Campaign” is a coalition of one-hundred-47 groups. It’sbankrolled by the American Association of Retired Persons, AlzheimersAssociation and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
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