PROTECTING OUR SENIORS
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older Michiganders, exacerbated by the state’s policy of keeping COVID-positive seniors in nursing homes. This mandate has truly caused avoidable pain for families who have lost loved ones, and Fred worked diligently with his Congressional colleagues to challenge this disastrous policy.
Fred knows our seniors are among the most vulnerable in our society, and that we must do more to better care for their safety. That’s why he has also fought to make long-term care for older Michiganders and their families more affordable and convenient. The cost of long-term care should not prevent our seniors from receiving the quality care that they deserve.
Fred will also always fight to protect Social Security and Medicare. Michigan seniors have paid into the Social Security system and Medicare program throughout many years of hard work, and Fred will not allow these benefits to be reduced in Congress. Simply put, those who have earned their benefits deserve to get those benefits.