In order to preserve Social Security, Congressman Hall supports a common sense approach to incrementally begin increasing the age to receive Social Security benefits from 65 to 67 for those under the age of fifty. While Americans are living longer, the Social Security Administration has not raised the age limit to begin receiving benefits since it was founded in 1935. Regarding Medicare, instead of cutting benefits for seniors, it should be mandatory to get serious about eliminating the massive amounts of waste and fraud that exists. The largest fraud scam ever in the history of Medicare occurred right here in North Texas and it took federal law enforcement over five years to expose the scheme. This is unacceptable. Credit card companies detect fraud in a matter of hours. By implementing proven business practices and learning from the private sector, we can eliminate billions of dollars in fraud and focus on providing better service to older Americans.