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Issue Position: Protecting Medicare

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As an ER physician and family practice doctor, David Gill has seen firsthand how critical Medicare is to ensuring a healthy, secure retirement for America's seniors. He's been impressed by the program's ability to provide high-quality, patient-focused care at affordable prices. He will work to protect Medicare from the Congressional Republicans' budget axe. He also supports an expanded and improved "Medicare for All" program that extends coverage to all Americans, cuts costs and put patients first --not health insurance profits.

In Congress, Dr. Gill will block the Ryan budget and its drastic cuts to Medicare--cuts that would cost the average senior more than $6000 a year. Dr. Gill understands that Congressional Republicans' priorities are way off base: they want to gut funding for Medicare, Social Security and veterans' benefits while offering billions in tax breaks to oil companies.

Dr. Gill will also work to make sure the expansion of the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit to cover the "donut hole"--the gap in coverage that was costing seniors thousands of dollars ever year--stays in place. In these lean times, David knows the last thing seniors can afford is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more every year for the medicines they need.


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