"I will stand up to anyone who attempts to cut funding to Medicare and Social Security..." -- Joyce Beatty
Joyce Beatty has been a long advocate on health care issues. As a stroke survivor herself and now a member of the National American Heart Association board, she understands that access to affordable health care is essential. Joyce Beatty stated throughout her campaign that she will stand up to anyone who attempts to slash Medicare or gut the Affordable Care Act.
Everyone, including Joyce Beatty, agrees that we must cut spending and tighten our belts; however, she would like to see a thorough review of discretionary spending before Congress makes cuts to Medicare.
Medicare allows our older Americans to grow old without the fear that they will not have heath care. This is a system that should be looked as a triumph and be championed.