KALW Your Call Radio: The future of Medicare, Social Security & Other Programs Crucial to the Health and Well-Being of Seniors (December 8, 2022)
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss issues facing elderly people. Senior poverty and elder abuse skyrocketed through the pandemic. The abuse cases jumped 83.6% over pre-pandemic, according to a Yale study Senior poverty also rose last year, with nearly 1 in 4 people 65 and older making less than $19,000 dollars per year. How will Republican control of the House affect the future of Medicare, Social Security, and other programs crucial to the health and wellbeing of seniors? Managing Director of our Equity Advocacy team, Denny Chan, was interviewed for this call-in show.