WINTERSET, IOWA -- Chelsea Clinton and her grandmother Dorothy Rodham may have joined Hillary Clinton on stage at her campaign event in Winterset today, but they didn't speak, ceding the spotlight to Sen. Clinton.
Clinton proposed a new long-term care agenda that aims at helping seniors and their families with the financial burden of having to find high quality care. The plan includes a $3,000 caregiving tax credit as wll as greater transparency when it comes to disclosing the care at nursing homes across America, "It's all going to be out there on the internet, transparent and available," said Clinton.
Clinton said she understands the plight of Americans living with an elderly parent or family member, since her mother lives with her and former President Bill Clinton at their home in Chappaqua, N.Y.
"It's not a burden, it's a joy," Clinton said of living with her mother, But she recognizes that the "issue of long-term care is a challenge." Clinton added, "I am tired of people not getting any financial help when they care for their own family members."
The event took place at the Winterset-Madison County Municipal Airport's Skydiver's Lounge - the same Madison County that's home to the famous 'Bridges of Madison County.' "I'm so happy to be in Madison County. As some of you undoubtedly know, Madison County is kind of famous. I enjoyed the book, and the movie but the reality is a lot better," Clinton told the small crowd inside the chilly airport hangar.