Press Release: Senator Addabbo visited Maspeth Senior Center to meet with local seniors and discuss one of the more serious senior-related issues we face today: the ongoing national debate on Medicare.
The issue is particularly important, as the GOP gathers in Tampa for the Convention to nominate the Romney/Ryan ticket, one of the most extreme tickets in party history. The Romney/Ryan plan would gut Medicare, making it insolvent by 2016.
Romney/Ryan’s New York Campaign Chairman, Eric Ulrich, who is also running for NY State Senate’s 15th district, supports this plan and many other ultra-conservative policy initiatives of the Romney/Ryan ticket, making it clear that he remains deeply out of touch with voters in the 15th district.
“From the veterans who have defended us in war, to the parents and grandparents who have made countless sacrifices to build a better future to our community, we owe it to our seniors to make sure they get the care they need in retirement,” said Addabbo. “We need to stop this attack from every angle.”
“It is wrong and unfair to rob our seniors, who’ve given so much to the community, of their right to Medicare and affordable healthcare,” said Addabbo. “I hear that on the ground here every day in my district. “
Senator Addabbo works hard to get results for seniors. He helped create the Gold Alert Program, which will alert the public if an elderly Alzheimer’s patient or vulnerable adult has gone missing, has voted to simplify the renewal process for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program, and fought to save the Woodhaven Senior Center.
Senator Addabbo schedules weekly visits to his district’s senior centers to discuss local issues, answer questions, and address senior-related concerns.