Salt Lake County mayor Ben McAdams has garnered the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his bid to unseat Utah Rep. Mia Love. The fourth district race pivots around several crucial issues for seniors, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. Seniors are among the fastest growing populations in Utah, with the number of 65-85 year olds trending upward.
“Ben McAdams is the candidate who will safeguard the interests of Utah seniors in the U.S. Congress. He understands that at a time when the state’s senior population is on the rise, their Social Security and Medicare benefits should be expanded, not cut. He knows that the Affordable Care Act helps cover older Americans with pre-existing conditions who otherwise couldn’t get insurance, and believes it should be fixed, not repealed. He worked across the aisle to expand Medicaid, which helps cover seniors’ long-term care services and supports,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee.
McAdams’ opponent, Rep. Love, has voted with the Trump administration 97% of the time, including a “yes” to repealing the Affordable Care Act – and with it pre-existing condition protections – along with the GOP tax scheme. Her party’s leaders have called for cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for the tax scheme, which mostly benefited the wealthy and big corporations.
Adams’ election could be a pivot point in the battle to preserve Utah seniors’ retirement and health security in the U.S. Congress. “Lives are literally at stake, based on the decisions Congress will make in the coming years,” the candidate said.
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