Every American should have access to affordable health insurance, therefore expanding coverage and cutting healthcare costs is the priority. Preserving the original intent of Medicare without the use of vouchers, privatization, or arbitrary insurer cancellation is one of my primary goals. It is time to end the suffering of elderly Americans being forced to choose between meals and medication; it is time we modernize Medicare with a prescription drug benefit.

Everyone is born with a pre-existing condition and it is tantamount that we include coverage in our healthcare system with no penalties to the consumer. With the number of Americans on Medicare expected to double in the next 35 years, this objective is critical.