During the past few years, the urgency of saving Medicare has really hit home for me. My 81-year old mother has had to cope with several strokes. She’s relied on Medicare to pay for doctor visits, hospital stays and medicines.
Similarly, my father relied on Medicare. When he was diagnosed with lung cancer, access to care through Medicare not only prolonged his life, it also allowed him to live his final months with dignity.
Medicare is a program we should all be proud of. America needs it to continue without any benefit reductions for those, like my mother, who are currently in the system and for those about to enter it. But we need it to survive for my generation and my children’s generation, too.