Seniors, Social Security, & Medicare
Prior to its creation in 1965, only 50 percent of seniors had health insurance. Today, Medicare provides one of the most important guarantees in our society – the guarantee that if you are an older American and you get sick, you will get the care that you need without going broke. Brian is committed to protecting the Medicare guarantee and improving it, by expanding Medicare coverage, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and through introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act which would allow Americans ages 50 -64 to buy-into Medicare early.
As a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, Brian has fought against attempts to cut benefits and privatize Social Security. Brian is a staunch supporter of the Social Security 2100 Act which would provide a 2% benefit bump for beneficiaries, improve the COLA adjustment formula to protect beneficiaries against inflation, and extend the solvency of this historically successful program.