Social Security is an essential source of income for seniors in South Florida and for millions throughout the nation. As a result of the economic, many more seniors have found themselves living from check to check, as retirement funds have been hit by the financial crisis. In fact, 10% of seniors today live in poverty. Joe strongly believes that the financial stability of our seniors and other beneficiaries should not depend on the constant fluctuation of financial markets. Joe opposes any effort to privatize Social Security. Social Security is a right, not a privilege. As your congressman, Joe will fight to ensure that Social Security will continue to work for all Americans.
Medicare provides millions of retired and disabled Americans with access to quality, affordable healthcare. We've had to fight back against a Republican assault on Medicare, as they've attempted to force seniors to shop for themselves on the open market and have refused to enact reforms that would make all services more affordable and work better for the people who need it the most. In Congress, Joe will strive to halt rising Medicare costs, continue to make it more affordable, and will work to ensure that, like Social Security, it continues to be reliably solvent for future generations.