According to recent polls, many Americans would like to know where Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on elder law, but the Next Avenue reports in “Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Retirement Security,” that both candidates have been relatively silent on both issues.
Both candidates have revealed that they do not want to cut Social Security benefits or raise the retirement age and they both do have plans they believe will lower Medicare costs as well.
That noted, on other issues of importance to seniors, such as access to retirement accounts, long-term health care costs, employment for seniors and more, the campaigns have been mostly silent. Figuring out where the candidates might stand on the issues requires trying to interpret vague party platforms or general statements from the candidates themselves.
Of course, candidates are not bound by their party platforms.
It is a shame neither candidate has said much on these important elder law issues.
As more and more Americans enter or near their retirement years, these issues will continue to become increasingly important in Americans’ lives.
Reference: Next Avenue (Aug. 19, 2016) “Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Retirement Security”