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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"With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which rewards the rich and penalizes the poor, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pulled off one of the biggest heists in recent history. They are doing so despite the adverse impact it will have on low- and middle-income families and the overwhelming disapproval of a majority of Americans. It is very telling that most of the Republican lawmakers who support the legislation have little idea about what’s actually in it.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold Affordable Care Act Subsidies:
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will travel to Lehman College in the Bronx, New York for the launch of the “My Brother's Keeper Alliance” (“MBK Alliance”), an independent private sector effort, whose mission is to eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color through strategic, evidence-based interventions from community, private, and social enterprise partners.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement in recognition of the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act. Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement:
“The fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act is a moment of pride for Floridians. This year, we led the nation in new enrollments – that means more Floridians than ever are now receiving affordable, quality health care through the federal exchange,” said Congresswoman Wilson.