Since 1965, Medicare has been providing affordable and quality health care for millions of American seniors. In recent years, some in Washington have been determined to reduce and even eliminate Medicare benefits for our senior citizens and retirees. I promise to protect and strengthen Medicare.
Americans pay into Medicare their entire working lives. It is only right that they receive the security and benefits they have earned.
Right now, rising health care costs and Washington politicians are putting that security at risk.
By improving efficiency, and cracking down on fraud and waste, we can tackle rising healthcare costs and put Medicare on a more stable foundation.
My opponent and others want to privatize Medicare by using a voucher system, which would result in higher costs and reduced benefits. We need to strengthen Medicare, not weaken it, so that current and future retirees can have the security they have earned.