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Dying Broke
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Dying Broke

A KFF Health News-New York Times Project

KFF Health News and The New York Times examine how the immense financial costs of long-term care drain older Americans and their families.

Featured Story

Facing Financial Ruin as Costs Soar for Elder Care

The United States has no coherent system of long-term care, leading many to struggle to stay independent or rely on a patchwork of solutions.

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