Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Will Address New Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

ITHACA, NY — Robert B. Hudson, professor and chair of social welfare policy at the Boston University School of Social Work, will review the Community Living Assistance and Supports Services program (CLASS) — a part of the recent health care reform act — in a free public talk at Ithaca College on Thursday, Nov. 4. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, Hudson’s talk, “Bringing CLASS to Long-Term Care: Prospects for a New Social Insurance Program,” is offered by the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Hudson’s scholarly and practice interests are politics and policies of aging, cross-national welfare state development, and design and implementation of social policies. He is the author of numerous publications, most of which focus on social work and public policy relating to issues of aging. A revised edition of his book “The New Politics of Old Age Policy” was published in June 2010.

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