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Welcome to Seniors Decide 2016

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations has enjoyed strong working relationships with U.S. Presidents of both parties. We developed Seniors Decide 2016 as a forum to begin a dialogue with the country’s next President about policies and programs that serve the needs of a diverse and growing population of older Americans.

I hope you will use the tools on this site and the information generated through Seniors Decide 2016 to pose your own questions to candidates and to engage your community throughout this year. This is the time to ask questions, get answers, and ensure the 70 million Americans represented by LCAO networks have the information they need to make informed decisions.

Max Richtman
Chair, LCAO

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Donald Trump is calling for Medicare to be able to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower drug prices, a policy long backed by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
The Republican presidential candidate told a crowd in Farmington, N.H., Monday night that the policy would save billions of dollars before taking a shot at pharmaceutical companies, which strongly oppose the proposal.

Hawaii could be 1st to start long-term care elderly benefit

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Hawaii lawmakers are introducing a bill that could make the state the first in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. The bill would provide eligible seniors with a benefit of $70 per day for 365 days, said Democratic Sen. Rosalyn Baker said during a legislative hearing Thursday.

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