Every American, and every South Carolinian, deserves access to quality, affordable health care. Too often we hear stories of those who fall through the cracks of our healthcare system, like the veteran who couldn't afford a needed lung transplant and had to rely on his congregation to raise the cost of procedure. Stories like these are a testament to the generosity of our community, but it shouldn't have to come to that. Nobody should have to lose their home or their life savings because of a catastrophic illness.
Our country is having an active discussion about the best way to improve the recent health care law. As those reforms continue, Preston knows that we must keep our promise to our parents by fully funding and protecting Medicare. Nearly 800,000 South Carolinians rely on Medicare and Preston meets people every day in the 7th District for whom plans to fundamentally change this critical program are an imminent threat. Everyone knows we have to get spending under control, but not on the backs of the middle and working class families who made America what it is today.
As your Representative, Preston will defend those who rely on Medicare every minute of every day he is in Congress and make sure your voice is heard over the Washington politicians and lobbyists.