Lt. Gov. Ken Ard says his duties with the Office on Aging are falling into place. After being in office for a week, he reiterates his campaign message that, “Our aging population and the costs associating with aging will be the defining issue of my generation.”
The Lt. governor says the attempted repeal of the health care law in Washington would affect the aging population in SC, but says there is a better way to offer health care reform: “How do you pass a 2,300 page piece of legislation and basically pass it in a week and expect it to be the proper legislation?”
We do have a moral obligation to provide for the most vulnerable and our seniors, by and large, are the most vunerable amongst us…We need to make sure that those people are not ‘taken care of’ but have adequate health care and they aren’t forced to live like they are in a Third World country.