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Iowa lawmakers look to protect the elderly

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As Iowa's population ages, lawmakers are looking to protect the state's elderly from financial exploitation, among other abuses.

 U.S. Census data ranks Iowa ninth in the nation for percentage of people older than 65, and Iowa ranks fourth for residents age 85 or older. Given that, lawmakers are considering legislation intended to better protect older Iowans.
  
The state Senate and House have approved different versions of a bill intended to toughen penalties for financially exploiting elderly people and to establish better protections for vulnerable adults.


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