Assessing the Out-of-Pocket Affordability of Long-Term Services and Supports Research Brief


This Research Brief summarizes recent research on older adults' LTSS risks and financial resources that the Urban Institute completed for ASPE. Except where noted, the studies used data from the Health and Retirement Study, a large, nationally representative survey that has been tracking older Americans since 1992.

This report was prepared under contract #HHSP23320100025W1 between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) and the Urban Institute. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the DALTCP home page at or contact the ASPE Project Officers, John Drabek and Pamela Doty, at HHS/ASPE/DALTCP, Room 424E, H.H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201;,

DISCLAIMER: The opinions and views expressed in this report are those of the authors. They do not reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services, the contractor or any other funding organization. This report was completed and submitted on June 2017.


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