INTERVIEW: JOHN BREAUX, Point Man on Aging

INTERVIEW: JOHN BREAUX

When the Democrats took over the Senate last June, Louisiana's senior Senator, John Breaux, became chairman of the Special Committee on Aging. A moderate, Breaux has become a key broker, bridging gaps between the White House and Congress on controversial issues like tax cuts, education and medical care. Earlier this month, he sat down with TIME congressional correspondent Douglas Waller to discuss issues affecting the elderly.

TIME: What demographic trends worry you the most over the next 20 years?

Breaux: The good news is that people are living a lot longer. And the bad news is that people are living a...

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