President Biden’s budget affirms his commitment to America’s seniors in major ways – from improved customer service for Social Security beneficiaries to prescription drug pricing reform to expanded home and community-based services (HCBS). With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day – and the number of seniors projected to double by 2050 – it’s clear that this budget is mindful of the need to safeguard older Americans.
Younger adults no doubt have other things to think about besides today’s 56th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. Earning a living wage, buying a home, raising children — or even pursuing adventure and self-exploration — naturally may be more front of mind.
Millions of older Americans can breathe a sigh of relief with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The justices’ decision protects enhancements in health coverage for ‘near seniors’ aged 55-65 and Medicare beneficiaries, as well.
Voting-by-mail received newfound attention during the 2020 election because of safety concerns related to in-person voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, voting-by-mail or voting by absentee ballot (the terms are considered interchangeable) has a history dating back to the Colonial era in the United States.
There are many ways you can help preserve the legacy of Social Security and Medicare to ensure a decent quality of life for Americans. Petition drives, rallies and press events, telephone campaigns and community forums are some of the frequent activities we employ to help influence the policy agendas of Congress and the White House.