Issues

PROTECTING OUR SENIORS

Texas seniors are men and women who worked their whole lives to support their families, and Gina believes strongly that we owe them the dignity of a secure retirement. That means we must protect the safety nets seniors were promised would be there for them — programs to which they spent their entire lives contributing. She will fight to protect and expand critical programs that many Texas seniors rely on like Social Security and Medicare. 

In Congress, Gina will work to:

  • Protect Social Security and Medicare from right-wing attacks and insurance industry attempts to privatize or dismantle them. She will fight back against added barriers such as raising retirement or eligibility ages and any other attempt to cut benefits for seniors.

  • Be a watchdog for our seniors – advancing common-sense consumer protections and cracking down on those that take advantage of seniors.

  • Bring services to communities where seniors need them, helping them to maintain independence and age in place, and giving some relief to many Texans who are struggling to support their families and their aging parents.

  • Fight back against HHS-led efforts to block grant Medicaid, which would strip away Medicaid coverage from Texas seniors who rely on it.

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