Americans are living longer and increasingly face long-term care needs and challenges related to chronic illness. In fact, over 90 percent of current Medicare spending is for the treatment of chronic illness. The Catholic health ministry advocates public policies that promote a high quality, accessible and affordable continuum of care to address the needs of those who, because of frailty or chronic conditions, require continuing care, services and supports. We are committed to ensuring the availability of continuing care throughout illness and in frailty. For more information, see Strengthening Aging and Chronic Care Services.