I oppose Republican efforts to change Medicare from an entitlement to a voucher program for individuals aged 54 and under. It is simply unfair to balance the budget and make cuts to this vital entitlement program without even considering all options to balance the budget. This voucher program does not keep pace with medical costs, shifting thousands of dollars of costs onto individuals. For those currently on Medicare, it also raises costs for seniors and individuals with disabilities enrolled in Medicare, reduces their benefits, and puts private insurance companies in charge of the program. For current beneficiaries, important benefits – such as closing the hole in Medicare’s drug coverage – would be immediately eliminated.
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CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO STOP THE "SEQUESTER" AND STAND UP FOR WORKING FAMILIESThursday February 28, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) and colleagues in the US House of Representatives introduced a simple and straightforward bill to end Washington's current budget crisis and prevent a new recession.
Thursday February 07, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), joined individuals and organizations across the country to advocate for HIV testing and treatment, in Black communities, as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Wednesday January 23, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement regarding the House's consideration of H.R. 325, which would suspend the "debt ceiling," for a period of three months: