Standing Up for America’s Seniors
Social Security and Medicare are two of the most successful programs in our nation’s history, moving millions of people out of poverty and enabling them to live their golden years in dignity. Nevertheless, they have been under constant attack by those who oppose those programs on ideological grounds.
Raja believes that Social Security and Medicare are sacred promises that we have made to our senior citizens. He will fight in Congress to protect those programs and help secure them for future generations. Now is not the time to shirk our commitment to America’s seniors, but rather to strengthen these programs and make sure they exist for the generations yet to come.
First, Raja supports raising the cap on income subject to Social Security withholding, which is currently set at $118,500 per year. Raising the cap could greatly extend the solvency of the Social Security trust fund while ensuring that everyone pays their fair share.
Second, one of the greatest contributors to the cost of Medicare is the rising price of drugs. Yet, at the behest of the special interests, Congress has prohibited the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs provided through Medicare part D, which the VA has done successfully for years. This law benefits drug companies at the expense of senior citizens, and Raja will work to repeal it – which will reduce both the cost of drugs for our seniors and the cost of Medicare overall.