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Retirement Security

Social Security and Medicare are two of the greatest policy achievements in our nation’s history. They also represent a sacred and non-negotiable compact with our seniors.

For generations, the federal government has made a straightforward promise: work hard, pay in, and your retirement benefits will be waiting for you.

But now, MAGA extremists are threatening seniors’ right to a secure, dignified, well-earned retirement. Republicans want to raise the retirement age, hand Social Security accounts over to Wall Street, and stick seniors with health care vouchers in place of quality Medicare coverage.

I’m fighting tooth and nail to fend off these outrageous attacks. 

And we’re not just holding the line. With our historic Inflation Reduction Act, we scored some major victories for retirement security.

We empowered Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices for America’s seniors. At the same time, we capped insulin copays at $35 per month under Medicare, capped seniors’ total out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 per year, and barred drug companies from raising prices faster than the inflation rate.

Congress needs to continue lowering costs for seniors. That’s why I support commonsense steps to bolster retirement security for everyone: ensuring that Social Security checks keep up with the cost of inflation, establishing a minimum Social Security benefit at twenty-five percent over the poverty line, and expanding Medicare to cover eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.

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