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Candidates and Issues in the News

Highlights From the Seniors Decide 2016 Forum

Next Avenue

Where do the presidential candidates stand on key issues affecting older Americans and which issues do older voters care most about? The Seniors Decide 2016 forum on Wednesday, Feb. 17 — the nation’s only presidential candidate forum focused on issues important to the nation’s older adults — offered some answers.

The Impact of Older Voters in the 2016 Election

Next Avenue

New Hampshire voters have spoken. They selected the oldest candidates in the race from each party: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. What does that say about the impact that the older voter might have in the November election?

Why Candidates Aren't Talking About Long-Term Care

Next Avenue Contribution to Forbes

On the eve of the first votes of the 2016 presidential contest – a wacky year where outsized personalities and voter anger are grabbing the headlines – there’s at least one familiar political pattern: nary a mention of one of the most critical issues facing many American families: long-term care.

The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Rank Highly As an Issue for Voters in the Presidential Primaries

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

Despite Anecdotal Reports about Narrow Networks, 87% of Working-Age Adults with Insurance Are Satisfied With Their Plan's Choice of Doctors; 12% Say They Had to Change Doctors in Past Year . As the ACA's Open Enrollment Nears End, Most of Those Who Remain Uninsured Are Disengaged.

Hillary Clinton Eyes Changes to Social Security Taxes

The Wall Street Journal

Democrat Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would consider subjecting investment income to Social Security taxes, and would consider applying the tax to higher wages as a way to extend solvency of the program and expand benefits for the poorest seniors.

Bernie Sanders Goes After Hillary Clinton on Social Security

TIME

(Des Moines, IA) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton’s stance on Social Security at a meeting with union workers on Monday, telling a crowd that the former secretary of state would not expand the program’s benefits to seniors.