Because he wants to dismantle Medicare and toss senior citizens back into the private health insurance market — with coupons.
My grandmother is 78 years old. In the last four years, she has been diagnosed with lymphoma and colon cancer. She’s had surgery, two bouts of chemotherapy, and radiation. While undergoing treatment for her lymphoma, she developed congestive heart failure.
But today, she is cancer-free and her heart failure is under control via medication. Throughout her entire ordeal, my grandmother has paid nothing for her treatment. She has not received one bill. Not once have doctors told her something can’t be done because it won’t be covered.
With that peace of mind, my grandmother was able to just focus on getting better.
I want senior citizens to continue having that peace of mind that Medicare promises them. In fact, I hope one day this country will be able to extend that promise to everyone.
If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan move into the White House in January, that promise is in serious, serious jeopardy. And I will be damned if I’m going to let that happen.