America’s seniors are important to our society but are too often taken for granted.  Many have put their lives on the line and sacrificed much so that we can be a free, prosperous nation.  We have a responsibility to protect the best interests of seniors and ensure that we do no harm to the benefits they already receive.  For seniors who live on fixed incomes, the prospect of being forced to pay more for health-care is truly frightening.  During these difficult economic times, when many are already struggling to make ends meet, raising seniors’ health-care costs will only make their hardships worse.

Please know that I am committed to finding permanent solutions to fix the many issues facing both Medicare and Social Security so that we can preserve these programs for future beneficiaries while continuing to honor our commitments to those at or near retirement age.