Green Bay, WI…Oshkosh manufacturer and U.S. Senate Candidate Ron Johnson said today preserving Medicare and Social Security and keeping the programs sustainable long-term are important steps in keeping America’s promise to our seniors. At forum on Aging and Long Term Care in Green Bay today, Johnson will emphasize first and foremost that Medicare and Social Security must preserve benefits for current retirees and those approaching retirement.
“Our seniors deserve the peace of mind and certainty that the programs they’ve been planning their retirement around will remain intact and be the safety net they’re meant to be,” Johnson said. “Upcoming generations of Americans deserve a safety net, too, and that’s why I’m committed to keeping these programs solvent and making reforms necessary to do so after first securing benefits for current retirees and those approaching retirement.”
Johnson said ObamaCare represented a broken promise to seniors as it makes cuts to Medicare that will impact 100,000 Wisconsin seniors utilizing the Medicare Advantage program. ObamaCare makes $523 billion in Medicare cuts while increasing taxes by $569 billion. Johnson said by repealing ObamaCare, the Medicare cuts would be eliminated and Congress could start fresh on real reforms to bring down the cost of health care and make Medicare solvent in order to fix problems like the “donut hole.”
“Common-sense, step-by-step reforms are needed to bring down costs, make health care accessible and affordable, and keep Medicare and Social Security solvent for future generations,” Johnson said. “I’m committed to going to Washington to fix the problems with our broken system and ensuring our seniors are cared for. This is no time to play politics with promises to our seniors, that’s why I’m serious about making reforms.”