Federal Debt/ Services for Elders

posted Jul 21, 2011, 12:56 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jul 21, 2011, 1:07 PM ]
The President and Congressional leaders continue to negotiate how to raise the debt limit. The President has proposed doing so while addressing the long term deficit....FOR MORE CLICK TITLE... He has said that we should not compromise the safety net. Some ideas include changes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Specifics have not been available but there is a concern that elders and others would find it difficult to obtain these services or that they would be more expensive for individuals.