Author “Compelling personal stories, helpful information… and ideas for ways to strengthen the safety net that too often fails families. Caring for Our Parents is a book for everyone.” John Rother, former Executive Vice-President AARP LEARN MORE | BUY THE BOOK Speaker • Professional organizations • Consumer groups • Health care providers Keynote speaker and panelist specializing in tax policy and aging issues • Universities and research organizations Commentator • Tax Policy • Long-Term Care • Aging Issues and Quality of Life

About Howard Gleckman

I am author of “Caring for Our Parents” and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Retirement Policy Program. I write regular columns on both aging and tax policy for Forbes.com, and am a frequent speaker on both topics


About Caring for Our Parents

A close-up, personal look at our nation’s dysfunctional system of delivering and paying for this assistance. I tell this powerful story through the eyes of real families, as well as policy experts and health professionals.


Caring for Our Parents Blog

The 2024 Republican Platform’s Empty Promises To Older Adults

The Republican party platform, orchestrated by former President Trump, is filled with promises for those it calls “our Great Seniors.”  But there is little or no real policy behind most of those campaign pledges. And the document is filled with [...]


Howard’s TaxVox Blog

Making sense of America’s tax system: Tax Vox explains how it affects you, your family, and American business, and what it means for our economy.