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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Marks 52nd Anniversary of Older Americans Act

Jul 14, 2017
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Beatty Marks 52nd Anniversary of Older Americans Act

On July 14, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), in recognition of the 52nd anniversary of the Older Americans Act, had the following statement inserted into the Congressional Record:

"Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the Older Americans Act, a landmark bill signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 14, 1965. 

The Older Americans Act provides critical support services for tens of millions of senior citizens and their families.

With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, our country has an obligation to keep these programs strong.

Older Americans should be able to live a life of dignity and independence.

However, that promise is under attack by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans.

Trumpcare will hurt older Americans by gutting Medicaid by $722 billion and allowing insurers to charge older Americans more money for less coverage, no matter their health status.

Not to be outdone, Trump’s very first budget would eliminate programs like Meals on Wheels and senior employment services, forcing countless older Americans into a life of hunger and poverty.

Democrats will continue to fight to protect the Older Americans Act and ensure every American can live their full life with dignity."