Chittum urged the press to take a look at Conseco. I second that, but urge personal finance writers and health reporters to take a look not only at Conseco, but at other companies still in business. Perhaps that will spark a much needed dialogue on who will get long-term care and who will pay for it.


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Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.