Ensuring Care for Seniors Ensuring Care for Seniors

I will always protect Social Security and Medicare, ensuring our government keeps the promises it has made to current retirees and those planning to retire.  I absolutely do not support cutting benefits for current retirees or anybody nearing retirement.  In order to accomplish difficult objectives in times of crisis, I know that we must work together. So, I will continue to be a leading voice for addressing the critical solvency issue of Social Security and Medicare in a bipartisan way that protects care for seniors.

In order to accomplish these goals, I’ve helped pass legislation to strengthen Medicare and voted to protect social security beneficiaries.  We also passed a new law to crack down on fraud that disproportionately targets seniors, and as a member of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, I have helped pass legislation to increase support for Alzheimer’s patients. 

I am also particularly proud of a law that I wrote to protect benefits like nursing home care for veterans.  These benefits were at risk of expiring, but thanks to bipartisan legislation that I wrote and passed, veterans of retirement age will continue to have access to these services.  

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