Instead of offering her congratulations, the first thing Bill’s 85-year old 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.”  Bill believes that current seniors, just like his mother, 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 strengthen and protect these important retirement programs for her, and preserve them for future generations.

Johnson continues to work for solutions that ensure seniors not only continue to receive the benefits they were promised, but also have access to top quality and affordable health care services.  He is a leader on advancing policies that expand access to telemedicine, which holds great promise to connect seniors in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio with high quality healthcare and their doctors without the burden or expense of traveling to the doctor’s office or going to the emergency room.

Bill is also leading on several other additional important bills that would give seniors more choices and better access to quality, affordable health care, including: H.R. 5741, The Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act and H.R. 3107, The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act.

Johnson is the proud recipient of the ‘Medicare Advantage Champion’ Award given to him on behalf of the two million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices.