Altarum Institute. Medicaring.org. [Web site]. http://medicaring.org/Updated 2013. Accessed July 30, 2014. Medicaring is the exciting idea that Americans can learn to build reliable, effective, and efficient arrangements for services to support one another when we must live with serious chronic conditions, mostly associated with older age or the last years of life — and that such a care system will be substantially different from what we have now. We are working on policy, economics, professional development, public education, community demonstrations and a dozen other fronts to learn what works and to forge the commitment to change.