Medicare and Medicaid are being equally threatened to be cut.
For decades our country's seniors have relied on Medicare for a promised and guaranteed benefit
and those less fortunate have depended on Medicaid to provide long-term care and coverage for children. Both of these vital programs should be strengthened not diminished. The answer to sustaining both of these programs is NOT gutting them with declining benefits and qualifications but by reigning in costs and system abuses. We can protect and secure our economic future without removing health care coverage for those who need it most, our seniors, individuals with disabilities and our children.
I will continue to reject any bill that would attempt to diminish these programs in our state and I will call on Congress to protect and preserve Medicare and Medicaid.