4 Agenda Items Missing From Monday’s White House Conference on Aging
(By – Mark Miller, Money)
The agenda for the July 13th conference overlooks some of the most pressing issues facing seniors today.
When presidents call Americans together to talk about aging, major change is possible. The first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 played a midwife’s role in the birth of Medicare; the 1971 conference led to creation of the automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security, which has been in place since 1975.
This year’s conference, set for Monday, July 13, could have similar impact in a country facing the challenges of a rapidly aging population. Read more…