Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Fred knows that our seniors and most vulnerable here in Southwest Michigan deserve a strong and secure safety net that works for them. Folks deserve peace of mind that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will be there for them – and Fred believes we should be working to protect it for future generations as well.
In 2014, Fred was able to help negotiate and advance a major bipartisan deal that essentially saved Medicare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act permanently fixes the Medicare payment formula, which protects seniors’ access to doctors. Without this permanent “doc fix” – many seniors would have lost access to their doctors. Instead, Fred reached across the aisle and helped get a bill signed into law by President Obama. As a result, Fred was awarded the 2015 Medicare Part D Patient Access Champion Award from the St. Joseph Area on Aging.
Fred strongly believes that those who have done so much for our country deserve the safety and security of our programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Fred also knows that we need to work together to ensure the long-term solvency of these critical programs for future generations.
As a result of his bipartisan leadership, Fred was named as a 2016 Medicare Advantage Champion.