Social Security and Medicare provide critical benefits to more than 50 million Americans. Our seniors deserve our respect and our gratitude, and we must protect the benefits they earned by paying into both systems.
My mother and my mother-in-law are now receiving the benefits they earned, just like millions of other hardworking Americans. As such, I understand firsthand that seniors rely on both of these programs to meet their daily living and health care expenses. Seniors should have the peace of mind that they will see a return on the investments made throughout their lifetime, and so, I have serious concerns about any reform proposals for either program that would reduce benefits for current beneficiaries.