Medicare and Social Security are essential to allowing our seniors to retire with dignity and security. I support strengthening these programs and staunchly oppose any cuts to Medicare or Social Security.

This includes opposing any attempts to turn Medicare into a voucher system or to privatize Social Security. I will also fight back against any attempts to raise the retirement age.

The Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (doughnut hole) that millions of Americans encounter needs to be addressed. I support the immediate increase of drug discounts until the doughnut hole can be closed.

Americans have been contributing to Medicare and Social Security their entire adult lives and need to be able to rely on them when they need them most.