One area that holds great bipartisan promise is more tightly connecting healthcare with the home to support America’s rapidly aging population.
Florida is home to the highest proportion of residents over age 65—19 percent in comparison to a national average of 13.7 percent.
Maine is home to the second highest proportion of residents over age 65—17 percent in comparison to a national average of 13.7 percent.
More homeowners are carrying mortgage debt later in life, restraining the ability of seniors to finance retirement and age with options in their communities.
Two bipartisan bills have been introduced in Congress that closely align with recommendations released this week by BPC’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force.
Organizations across the health and housing sectors have expressed their support for BPC’s recommendations.