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8/21/2018

Economic Squeeze on Seniors

Today is Senior Citizen Day.

Let us be mindful of the economic squeeze that is being put on our seniors, and how bankruptcy filings are surging in those who are 65 and above. It is reported that seniors who file for bankruptcy, have a negative worth of $17,390, and medical debt is the number 1 source of bankruptcy. The number of those filing for bankruptcy, has tripled since 1991.

These are supposed to be the golden years, not days fraught with worry, and choosing between paying for prescription medications or food. When seniors must file for bankruptcy, they do not have the years in front of them to get back on their feet.

I am committed to #MedicareForAll, protecting Social Security, and fighting for policies that aid our seniors. Being older should not equate to being broke, in this country.

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