Ray Landis

Ray Landis

A former spokesman for the Pennsylvania AARP, Ray E. Landis writes about the issues that matter to older Pennsylvanians. His work appears biweekly on the Capital-Star's Commentary Page. Readers may follow him on Twitter @RELandis.


It’s campaign season: GOP ads assault the airwaves and insult our intelligence | Ray E. Landis

By: - February 27, 2022

The real threat to the health of Pennsylvania is if voters fail see through the messages that emphasize a selfish approach to governing and do not elect candidates who make the continued progress of all our citizens their priority.


Wolf won’t get all he wants in his budget, but he’s still moved Pa. forward | Ray E. Landis

By: - February 11, 2022

He'll leave an important legacy as a buffer against the regressive policies of his opponents in the General Assembly


Playing the pandemic inflation blame-game: Healthcare edition | Ray Landis

By: - January 30, 2022

Why do prescription drug prices increase so much? Because they can. And there are no rules to stop it


Unable to win the battle of ideas, Pa. Republicans are damaging the state Constitution | Opinion

By: - January 16, 2022

There's nothing small-d democratic about this process at all.


The three things the Pa. Legislature did in 2021 to help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

By: - January 4, 2022

From tele-health to broadband expansion, lawmakers advanced critical pieces of legislation.


With Medicare open enrollment ending this week, important things to keep in mind | Ray E. Landis

By: - December 5, 2021

It's important for consumers to make the right choice. The government isn't helping


Advocacy groups need to quit the horse race, focus on better outcomes for us all | Ray E. Landis

By: - November 21, 2021

Wins on bills are good. Fixing gerrymandering and campaign finance reform is even better.


Our next big policy challenge: Safe and affordable housing for our aging population | Ray E. Landis

By: - November 4, 2021

We want seniors to 'age in place' -- but that's not as easy as it sounds for many Americans.


America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis

By: - October 21, 2021

In many ways, Pa. is a laboratory for what the rest of the country is beginning to experience as its population ages.


I’m a Central York grad. The book ban was an embarrassment | Ray E. Landis

By: - September 29, 2021

Will local residents follow-up their activism in the voting booth in November?


Saving Social Security and Medicare means we need a fairer, more robust payroll tax | Ray E. Landis

By: - September 9, 2021

This needs to happen now -- not after the next election, or the election after that, or the election after that.


We have to reverse COVID’s blow to American life expectancy. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis

By: - August 22, 2021

Guaranteeing the future of Social Security and Medicare are two good places to start