Senior Citizen Concerns Heading Towards Election Day

Some 61 percent of citizens age 65 and older voted in the November 2010 election, the best turnout of any age group. More than half (54percent) of those ages 55 to 64 also cast a ballot. People under age 45 are much less likely to vote.

~ Emily Brandon.

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The quote highlighted above was taken from Emily Brandon’s US News
World and Report article written back in March of 2012.

With the voting season for the coming Presidential election about to
demand quite a bit of our attention, we decided to turn our head to
some of the many topics seniors are concerned with as we head towards
the November 8th, Election Day.

Two Major Senior Citizen Concerns Heading Towards Election Day

1. Prescription Drugs

Well, one way to determine the topics that are testing well with the
senior demographic is to look at the policy claims the leader of each
party race is making. We didn’t have to look to deep into Hillary’s
platform to get a clearer read of a hot topic for seniors heading into
2016.

According to this post, “A typical senior on Medicare spends over $500 per year out of his or
her own pocket on prescription drugs.”

With the cost of drugs still a serious concern for just about anyone
of any age who needs to be on medication, prescription drug costs are
certainly a major concern.

2. Medicare Protection

The about-face recently done by Jeb Bush is another “tell” that let’s
us know of a significant concerns for seniors given the times.
Medicare is not, regardless of political affiliation, a topic
candidates from either side should discuss “phasing out.” With the
reality that health concerns often do grow in significance as we age,
Medicare continues to be an institution that helps alleviate fears
with regards to health coverage costs as whole, and once again paying
for and maintaining Medicare will clearly be a hot topic issue that
will certainly be given some time by major media outlets heading into
2016.

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