We must not neglect or forget America’s seniors.

That’s why I will fight to ensure Medicare and Social Security reflect our values and our commitment to honoring and supporting them.

Seniors paid for their benefits throughout their lives. We must honor them for the lives they’ve lived, many of whom are veterans who served this great Nation, by protecting Medicare so they do not go without the health care they need.

Our seniors deserve quality and affordable long-term care that for too long has forced them to live without dignity outside their homes. I will push for programs that emphasize independence and work hard to prevent the institutionalization of our seniors who are unable to gain access to resources that pose challenges for them to receive the care they need.