Social Security and Medicare

mcnerney-social-security-medicare-270x156After a lifetime of paying into Social Security and Medicare, America’s seniors should be able to count on these programs to provide a stable and secure retirement.  It is a sacred pact with seniors that we must protect.

Social Security has provided retirement security to countless people.  I will strongly oppose any plan to privatize Social Security or reduce benefits and will work to protect the program for today’s seniors and the coming generations of beneficiaries.  I have worked hard to help seniors navigate the Social Security Administration bureaucracy and get the benefits to which they’re entitled.

Social Security and Medicare is a sacred pact with seniors that we must protect.

I’m also committed to preserving and strengthening Medicare.  I have fought to close the “donut hole” that forces seniors to shoulder heavy costs for prescription drugs and eliminates co-pays for many services.  We have cracked down on fraud and abuse in Medicare and made sure that Medicare resources are used to provide good care to patients, not pad insurance company profits.  I’ll keep working to make sure that Medicare benefits are fully protected for every American.