If You Think Politicians Cater to Seniors Now, Just Wait

People cast their votes at a polling place in Winterville, Ga., November 6, 2018. (Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters)
Republicans are giving up on entitlement reform, and seniors’ share of the population will only grow.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he president on Thursday unveiled the “Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” a plan to, among other things, expand seniors’ options within Medicare Advantage, the popular program that allows the elderly to buy private health plans in lieu of receiving traditional Medicare.

There are several conversations we could have about this move. We could talk about the debate over Medicare Advantage itself, in which conservatives point out that it is far more cost-effective than traditional Medicare but skeptics say the savings aren’t passed through to taxpayers. Or we could talk about how this fits into the

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