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What We Know About Buyers and Non-Buyers of Private Long-Term Care Insurance: A Review of Studies

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The purpose of this brief is to present summary findings from a comprehensive review of the literature and published data about buyers and non-buyers of private long-term care insurance, including members of the federal family. Understanding the motives behind peoples' choices can help to inform public policy as well as focus current and future market strategies. We summarize the findings of a variety of studies on the subject conducted between 1987 and 2003. [19 PDF pages]