Instead of offering her congratulations, the first thing Bill’s Mom said to him after he won election (without having served in public office before) was “Bill, you better protect my Medicare and Social Security.” She, like so many current seniors, paid into these critical programs, and the federal government has an obligation to ensure that seniors in and near retirement will receive their Social Security and Medicare benefits without any change – and, that their benefits will be fully funded.
Bill hasn’t forgotten that conversation with his mom, or his commitment to protect and strengthen these important retirement programs for her, and for future generations.
Johnson continues to push for solutions that will reverse the disastrous effects the President's $716 billion cut to Medicare will have on seniors throughout Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. He will also continue fighting to ensure that Social Security will be there for our seniors as well. In fact, he is a long-time supporter of the "Social Security Preservation Act", legislation that would stop Washington from raiding the Social Security Trust fund and spending those dollars on other, unrelated programs or pet projects.
Bill is also helping to lead the effort on several other important bills that would give seniors more choices and access to quality, affordable health care, including: legislation allowing seniors to see the physician of their choice (H.R. 1650, the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act); strengthen Medicare Advantage (H.R. 2581, the Preservation of Access for Seniors in Medicare Advantage Act); and, to protect seniors from having their medical decisions made for them by President Obama’s board of Washington bureaucrats (H.R. 1190, the Access to Medicare Act).
Johnson was honored to receive the ‘2016 Medicare Advantage Champion’ Award given to him on behalf of the two million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices.