New AARP polls in Arkansas, Iowa and North Carolina show high anxiety about retirement security among Americans 50 and older. According to AARP, boomers and older adults are looking for candidates in the November election to address health and financial security issues.
Older Democrats and Republicans alike feel anxiety about their inability to cover health and financial needs in retirement, including paying for their own or a spouse’s care that Medicare does not pay for.
Of Iowans polled, 78 percent said that they opposed candidates who support cuts to Social Security to reduce the deficit, and 73 percent want Medicare to reduce drug costs. Poll results were similar in Arkansas and North Carolina, where respectively 74 and 76 percent said they opposed candidates who support cuts to Social Security to reduce the deficit.
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