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Robert B. Blancato is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates and is National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, both in Washington, D.C. Meredith Whitmire is vice president of Matz, Blancato &

Associates and is Policy and Media Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition. They can be contacted at rblancato@matzblancato.com and mponder@ matzblancato.com .

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