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Alison Grimes on Social Security

 


Keep our promises to our nation's seniors

I am running to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security. I believe in keeping our promises to our nation's seniors while preserving these programs for our children and grandchildren. But rather than pushing for privatization, vouchers, or simply shifting costs to seniors, we should be looking for ways to spend smarter. We should focus on reducing waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare system, improve coordination of care between doctors, hospitals and patients, and allow Medicare to better negotiate prescription drug prices

Instead of strengthening and preserving these critical programs, Mitch McConnell plans to end Medicare as we know it. Thousands of seniors would be forced back into the prescription drug "donut hole," costing them approximately $13,000 more by 2022 than under current law. I believe we've got to balance the budget, but we've got to do it the right way, and that means protecting the benefits and programs seniors have paid into over a lifetime of hard work.

Source: Secretary of State campaign website, alisonforkentucky.com , Dec 31, 2012

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