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Let's Ask the Candidates: What WILL They Do to Protect Social Security and Medicare?

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Mainers deserve answers, but are we getting any? Our recent voter survey shows that over 80% of Maine voters from both parties think Social Security and Medicare are priorities in Election 2020. How will the candidates protect these vital programs? Let’s find out! Call the candidates today and ask them using our suggested questions.

Your Vote. Your voice. Our fight.

AARP is urging older Americans to ask the candidates 5 key questions:

  • Just over half of all older Social Security beneficiaries rely on the program for at least 50 percent of their income. If elected, how will you ensure that current and future Social Security benefits are not cut as part of deficit reduction?
  • Half of the people with traditional Medicare spend at least a sixth of their income on health care. If elected, how will you protect Medicare from benefit cuts, as well as lower health care costs and ensure seniors continue receiving the affordable health care they have earned?
  • COVID-19 has caused death and suffering for too many older Americans who require long-term care. If elected, how will you make sure seniors can access safe and affordable long-term care at home, as well as in facilities like nursing homes and assisted living?
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