Monday, April 6, 2009

Maybe This Time

Senator Orrin Hatch R-UT and Blanche Lincoln D-AR have reintroduced a bill that would order the federal government to collect data on elder abuse. It introduces penalties for failure to report abuse and crime in long-term care facilities and provides Adult Protective, among other things. Hatch says that governments spends just $153 million on elder abuse compared $5.7 billion a year on child abuse. It is too small, especially now when 76 million people will be reaching retirement age in the next three decades.

They have tried to enact this law since about 2002.

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