Friday, February 11, 2011

Immigration Reform: A Key Retirement Issue - The Best Life (

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By Philip Moeller

With Social Security and Medicare programs facing deficit-cutting proposals in the new Congress, seniors and their advocacy groups already have big issues on their plates. Yet a good case can be made that immigration reform is another emerging issue for millions of seniors who need care. The shifting outlook has several components—rising demand for care due to a growing elderly population, a sustained effort to provide elder care in homes rather than institutions, a shrinking work force of Americans, and an economic recovery that will eventually reduce the supply of family members available to provide unpaid care.

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