Thousands of seniors in the 33rd Congressional District depend on Social Security and Medicare, which provide the financial and health protections necessary to keep seniors out of poverty. Nationwide, about 90 percent of Americans aged 65 and older receive Social Security benefits and nearly 2 in 3 get half or more of their income from Social Security. I fully support protecting our nation’s safety net from cuts that jeopardize the well-being of seniors.
Our parents and grandparents have worked hard over the course of their lives. That is why I oppose budget proposals that turn Medicare into a voucher program and end the promise that benefits will be guaranteed to seniors. Our country made a commitment to care for our parents and grandparents, and it’s important that we uphold and fulfill that commitment.
Today’s young Americans will retire one day and need these vital programs. For this reason, I oppose proposals that would push back the Medicare eligibility age. Increasing the eligibility age doesn’t lower healthcare costs, it just shifts costs onto seniors.
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