While you take some time to enjoy the fleeting days of summer, our nation's policymakers are spending their last week away from Capitol Hill for their August recess. In order to help you catch up on your public policy know-how before Congress is back in session in September, we've compiled some essential reading to get you up to speed on the public policies that have kept Americans healthy this summer and all year long:
Nearly 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan declared August 21st National Senior Citizens' Day in honor of the contributions older Americans make to our country. In President Reagan's words, "With improved health care and more years of productivity, older citizens are reinforcing their historical roles as leaders." For over 10 years, Medicare Part D has helped reinforce Reagan's promise, allowing millions of American seniors to stay healthy and productive.