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Protecting Social Security & Medicare

Jack Conway discusses protecting Social Security & Medicare with Ky seniors

As Attorney General, Jack has protected Kentucky seniors from elder abuse, tripling the number of elder abuse cases investigated. He's also saved over $100 million of taxpayers' money and kept prescription drug prices low by suing big pharmaceutical companies who overcharged Kentucky's Medicaid program.

As Senator, Jack will oppose any effort to privatize Social Security. He believes Social Security has to be maintained as a public program that provides guaranteed retirement benefits. He thinks those benefits should be maintained and protected from any outside risks associated with the financial markets. When the stock market fell in 2008, millions of Americans lost billions in retirement savings. Fortunately Social Security funds were not invested in the stock market, or else they would have been destroyed as well.

Jack supports the new health care law that expands prescription drug coverage for seniors. The new health care law will eliminate the "donut hole" over the next ten years, and approximately 129,000 Kentucky seniors with high prescription drug costs will receive a $250 check this year.

Jack also defended Social Security and Medicare benefits for seniors when in his capacity as Kentucky Attorney General he refused to sign on to the Republican and Tea Party lawsuits against health care reform. He noted on Fox News that their effort to repeal health care reform could provide a legal opening to dismantle Social Security and Medicare.

Jack supports health care reform, Social Security and Medicare, and will always fight to protect these programs.

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