Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare are earned benefits, a promise that older adults paid into during their lifetimes. There are some politicians in Washington who want to privatize Social Security and Medicare and let Wall Street gamble your hard earned money and take millions in fees.

I will never vote to privatize Social Security or Medicare. I voted to pass the historic Lower Drug Costs Now Act to allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies, cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors, and save $500 billion over 10 years to reinvest in strengthening Medicare and combating the opioid crisis. While we need to reduce the deficit, we must never balance the budget on the backs of hardworking older adults that rely on Social Security and Medicare for their retirement.