WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING OUR SENIORS, I BELIEVE IN THE FOLLOWING CORE PRINCIPLES -
More than three million senior citizens live in the great state of Florida, with 2.7 million of them depending on Social Security as a form of monthly income. As congressionally appointed representatives elected by the people, my colleagues and I have a responsibility and moral obligation to ensure we keep our word to those who depend on it for their livelihood.
We must preserve the existing Social Security program for current seniors. Those who have faithfully paid into the system deserve the comfort and security in knowing that the financial support they depend on in their retirement years will continue to be there as promised.
The Medicare program, which funds both traditional and Medicare Advantage-type plans, provides coverage to more than 2.8 million Florida seniors who depend upon this program for their health care needs.
We must ensure seniors have ready access to high-quality health care services at competitive prices, while providing incentives to private sector job creators in medical research, development, and innovation. Caring for America's seniors and ensuring that the benefits they've earned will be there to support them, is a top priority because it's the right thing to do. Our seniors deserve nothing less than the comfort of knowing they will be cared for in their retirement years.
WITH THOSE PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE ME, I SUPPORT -
Ensuring that current and future Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries age 55-years-old and older can depend upon receiving all the benefits they have planned for and have earned
Continuing to work with my Republican and Democratic colleagues on fiscally responsible and well-balanced solutions to reforming our health care system at large, and ensuring Social Security and Medicare will remain for future generations
Guaranteeing that your health care decisions will remain between you and your doctor