It is a sad state of affairs when a person has to decide whether to buy the prescription necessary to maintain ones's health or purchase heat or food. Many people, especially the elderly, face this decision every day. They have paid into the social security system for many years yet, when they retire, they cannot afford the healthcare for themselves or a loved one. We need affordable healthcare for everyone, especially for our elderly and children. I pledge to represent the issues of my constitutents, and work toward a solution that is affordable for all.