As the lead-up to the midterm elections in 2022 begins this November, politicians on both sides of the aisle are scrambling to understand what issues will matter most for America’s seniors.
According to a recent article by AARP, however, it appears that these candidates can save themselves the effort: Americans over 50 years old largely agree on which policies and executive actions should be prioritized moving forward.
The article cites a new survey from AARP and Politico which found that the most important issues for seniors include:
- Health care – Seniors want less expensive prescription drugs and Medicare for All
- Medicare – Strengthening and expanding the program to provide more coverage for seniors
- Social Security – Ensuring that Social Security remains solvent for future generations
- Care options – More funding for home care and options for assisted living
What issues matter to you in the 2022 election? Let us know in the comments!
The Seniors Center is here to help older Americans make their voices heard. We’re calling on Congress to pass the Social Security Lock-Box Act to ensure your future Social Security benefits. Sign our petition today and be sure to vote in November!