It’s an election year in the United States, and with the number of Americans who need care of some kind skyrocketing there’s no better time to size up the political landscape around the issue of long-term care. In today’s episode we get the scoop from Kevin Simowitz, Political Director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of advocacy groups determined to transform the long-term care system in the US. Kevin tells us where the innovative legislation is brewing, he talks about why it’s important to move away from a top-down approach to crafting policy based on each state’s needs and he explains how Caring and its partners are working to change the narrative around care from one of crisis to one of opportunity.

Music: “Is That You Or Are You You?” by Chris Zabriskie | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive