Minnesota seniors who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security can always count on Al to fight to protect these programs—for today and for the future.
Al believes that a lifetime of hard work should earn seniors a dignified and comfortable retirement—and he’s committed to defending the programs that provide critical protections for Minnesota seniors from those who would break these important promises.
Protecting Social Security has been a priority for Al for many years—and he’ll fight against efforts to privatize or cut it. Al will also strongly oppose attempts to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program and leaving seniors to fend for themselves in the private insurance market. Instead, he will work to eliminate waste in order to preserve the program for future generations.
Minnesota seniors struggling to pay the rising costs of prescription drugs are already receiving relief from the health reform law, and Al will continue to work to make sure the “donut hole” is closed. He’s also going to keep fighting to save seniors and taxpayers tens of billions each year by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices.
Al also knows that many seniors rely on Medicaid to help them pay for long-term care, and will fight potential cuts to this important funding.
Meanwhile, Al is working to keep employee pensions secure and provide every worker with ways to save for retirement.