McKnight’s Home Care: MIT’s Long-Term Care Fellows Aim High (October 3, 2022)
Overhauling the long-term care system so that it is more equitable for workers and improves access to quality care may seem like a pipe dream, given the scale of the task. But that is precisely the goal of the 2022-2023 Mel King Community Fellowship Program. Based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Community Innovators Lab, a center for planning and development, the 40-year program brings together leaders to learn and explore how to advance economic democracy in cities and regions.
Medicaid is a strong program but only available for people after they impoverish themselves, he noted. “So we need to think of a different way to provide financing for coverage so they can afford it,” said Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging