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Issue Position: Seniors

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Fifteen percent of all West Virginians are over the age of 65--the second highest percentage of any state in the Nation therefore significant steps must be taken to provide for the needs of our senior citizens.

As the cost of health care and social services continue to skyrocket, Congressman Rahall is working hard to provide high quality care for the men and women who, through their compassion and quiet strength, have been role models to us all.

Congressman Rahall knows that Social Security and Medicare have done more for seniors' independence, health and financial security than any other federal initiatives. He strongly opposes privatization of Social Security and any cut in funding to Medicare, both of which would endanger critical services for some of West Virginia's most vulnerable citizens.

Congressman Rahall wants to ensure that our seniors are not burdened with the high cost of prescriptions and that their medicare plans provide them with the coverage they need.

A long-time supporter of the American Association of Retired People (AARP), Rahall has joined AARP's bipartisan effort to ensure that hard-working West Virginians have access to the assistance and the services they deserve and is a proud supporter of their "Divided We Fail" pledge.


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