weekly blog--one for the ages
With each passing election, the older voter grows in importance, and according to some estimates, will likely represent 23% of Americans casting ballots in the upcoming presidential election. There are many issues that a president must address to make our country whole again, and aging policy is one of them.
Fifty-five years ago, three Great Society programs were enacted that have had a profound impact on the lives of millions of older Americans: Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. These laws came about in response to confronting the aging of our population, and all three could be sharply reduced or eliminated if the current administration has an opportunity to continue for another four years.
As such, ConfrontingAging joins the growing chorus of publications and people who believe that the Biden-Harris ticket offers the empathy, compassion and intelligence to move our nation forward and address the issues of aging.
Some of the key issues on our list: