Monday, January 30, 2017
With the recent presidential election, many are wondering whether new government policies will better align with the realities of an aging America. Specifically, federal programs should seek to support older workers and become more responsive to their needs as part of the workforce. Further, these programs and policies should insist on supporting family caregivers, both socially and financially, as the number of families with caregiving responsibilities continues to rise. Elder abuse also requires that the federal government begin to direct sufficient resources to an ever-increasing problem. Overall, there are positive trends in the way of supporting an aging America, but repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act could threaten to undermine these progressions.
See Bob Blancato, Will Government Policies Reflect Our Aging Society?, Market Watch, January 30, 2017.