Today, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a nationwide senior advocacy group, endorsed Betty Sutton in the race for Congress in the 16th District thanks to her unwavering commitment to Ohio's seniors and her steadfast opposition to plans to end Medicare as we know it.
"Ohio's seniors rely on these critical programs every day not only to pay the bills and put food on the table, but to provide the peace of mind they deserve and have earned," said Sutton. "I have been and will continue to be an outspoken opponent of attempts to end Medicare as we know it, and am proud to have the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare by my side as we work to protect and strengthen these programs."
A strong supporter of critical programs that Ohio seniors depend upon every day, Sutton has stood with seniors against any proposed cuts of essential Medicare or Social Security benefits. In July, Sutton held a "Seniors Listening Tour', where she had an opportunity to hear from seniors about their concerns, and talk to them about upcoming proposals in Congress. More about the tour and Sutton's efforts to protect the Medicare guarantee can be found here.
"Ohio's seniors have a true champion in Betty Sutton, and that is why we are proud to endorse her in the race for Congress," said Max Richtman, President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. "Her work to stand up for critical benefits that seniors rely on every day, and to speak out against attempts to end Medicare as we know it and privatize Social Security make her the common-sense choice for Ohio's seniors."
Sutton's opponent, Congressman Jim Renacci, has repeatedly supported attempts to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program, resulting in higher health care costs for America's seniors.