There are only four weeks left until America chooses its next president—Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. Where do the two major party candidates stand on issues of concern to older adults and the aging network? We did the research for you.
Each candidate has posted some information on their campaign website relevant to benefits and programs for older adults.
Several media outlets have published articles comparing the candidates’ positions on aging issues.
- Next Avenue’s Election 2016 section includes:
- Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Caregiving and Long-Term Care by Emily Gurnon
- Where Trump and Clinton Stand on Health Care and Medicare by Emily Gurnon
- Social Security: Where Clinton and Trump Stand by Richard Eisenberg
- Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Retirement Security by Richard Eisenberg
- The 2016 Democratic Platform and Older Voters by Bob Blancato
- Older Voters and the Republican Convention by Bob Blancato
- PBS Newshour: What Clinton and Trump Propose for Social Security and Medicare by Philip Moeller
- Forbes: Donald Trump’s Plan to Support Family Caregivers by Howard Gleckman
- HowardGleckman.com: Hillary Clinton Puts Family Caregiving on the Political Front-Burner by Howard Gleckman
Here is what some national organizations are saying about the candidates.
- AARP: Social Security: 2016 Election Candidate Watch
- American Bar Association: Seniors and Campaign Issues: Hillary Clinton and Seniors and Campaign Issues: Donald Trump
- Kaiser Family Foundation: Snapshot of Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Seven Health Care Issues
- National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare: Clinton vs Trump – What that Means for Social Security & Medicare
Your voice and your vote are critical in this election. Here are some tips and information on how you can get involved as an advocate for older adults: