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Election Season Policy Q&A with Bob Blancato

Stria Staff October 31, 2018
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Politics and policy are top-of-mind for many of us, especially during election season. We wanted to understand the impact of today’s political happenings on the longevity market. So we reached out to aging policy expert Robert Blancato to ask a series of questions.

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Why the Midterms Matter to the Longevity Market

We know that the midterms could have repercussions on the balance of power in Washington. But what aging-related issues are at stake in the elections?

The Impact of Elections on Longevity Business

We all want the best for older adults, but it’s not always easy to follow the politics of aging issues. How should longevity market businesses get engaged in midterm races?

The Impact of State Elections

In the current political environment, it seems that progress is more likely to happen at the state level. What should we be paying more attention to in state elections?

The Politics of Care

The cost of long-term care and the caregiving crisis are policy-related issues that we in the longevity market talk about frequently. But are these issues on the radar of candidates running for office?

 

Bob Blancato is the President of Matz Blancato and Associates, the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition, and the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs. Bob has more than 20 years of service in the US Congressional and Executive branches, including senior staff of the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging and an appointment by President Clinton to be Executive Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. More recently, Bob serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the American Society on Aging and on the National Board of AARP. He also serves on the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.