Seniors

 

Our seniors have put in a lifetime of hard work and they deserve to know they can depend on the benefits they have earned. The people of Staten Island and South Brooklyn can count on Max to fight cuts to Social Security and Medicare.


He’s working to ensure that Americans can retire with dignity by protecting and expanding Social Security and preventing Republicans from raising the retirement age. Max  supports lowering the age of Medicare eligibility to 55 and working to stabilize pension plans. He’s also focused on finding innovative ways to create and promote private retirement savings accounts for those who do not have access to retirement plans with their employer.


Max also knows how important both Medicare and Medicaid is to seniors. For the most part, Medicare does not cover long-term care and more than one in three Americans turning 65 will need nursing home care at some point. These seniors very often rely on Medicaid. In fact, Medicaid covers six in ten nursing home residents. Max is fighting to prevent cuts to Medicaid so that our seniors can get the care they need.