American Society on Aging: Why Political Polarization Won’t Thwart Better Care for Older Adults

“An encouraging signal comes from the recent report of a broad-based group of experts and stakeholders for older adult care who were brought together in a year-long bridge-building effort organized by the nonpartisan Convergence Center for Policy Resolution,” writes Stuart Butler, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and Principal Investigator for the Convergence Dialogue on Reimagining Care for Older Adults.

In this piece, he also notes an encouraging point that “It is easy to assume that noisy elections and the balance of congressional power are what determine—or doom—policy. But the “long game” is more important for issues like health equity and care for older adults. Administrative actions and a growing consensus on the necessary steps will likely achieve much over the next few years.”

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