Key issues affecting boomers include:
- Affordable health care for small businesses
Health care costs have been the #1 issue facing small business owners since 1986. See the recommendations of the National Federation of Independent Business
Health Care Costs – NFIB Recommendations
and the proposal of the National Small Business Association
Health Care Costs – NSBA Proposal
- Affordable Prescription Drugs
Read the background brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation to learn about the issues and policy options to make prescription drugs more affordable.
Policy Options for Affordable Prescription Drugs
- Age discrimination in the workplace
Read the facts about age discrimination from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Facts About Age Discrimination
Plus, see how the US Supreme Court has widened age discrimination protections.
Wider Age Discrimination Protections
- Declining US Corporate Pension Plans
US corporations are defaulting on their pension plans during times of financial stress. See “Pension funding problems grow” about the impact of the United Airlines default at:
Pension Funding Problems Grow
Plus, many US companies are freezing or dropping their employee pension plans. In “More companies retreat from pensions,” Watson Wyatt reports that more Fortune 1000 companies froze or dropped their plans at:
More Companies Retreat From Pensions
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