Hassan, Bolduc spar over Medicare, Social Security in NH

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Democratic US Senator Maggie Hassan and Republican challenger Don Bolduc spar over their health and Social Security plans. At the senior center in Manchester on Monday, Hassan reprimanded her opponent for his views on the programmes. on video says if he gets his way, and again, this is a quote, we’re out of social security,” Hassan said. “Last month at a town hall, he told Granite Staters that we want the government — and this is a quote — “out of Medicare” and called the privatization of Medicare “hugely important.” Bolduc said Hassan is lying about his track record. “I never said to privatize Medicare,” he said. “I said we should look at solutions that make Medicare more patient-friendly.” The Hassan campaign pointed to a recording of a campaign event in August in which Bolduc called privatization “hugely important”. usually comes with a question, just like now, about the reform that is needed for Medicaid and Medicare, so that we get rid of the problems you’re talking about,” Bolduc said in the recording. “Privatization is hugely important, to take the government out, to get government money with obligations associated with it.” On the social security front, Bolduc said he prefers to make some changes to the younger generation,” he says. “How do they want to invest their money?” News 9 asked Hassan what she would do to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security. she said. The debate over the future of the programs won’t go away anytime soon, but seniors said to them it’s not theoretical. “It’s just not something that is frivolous,” says Laurel Keefe of Concord. “It’s really, really crucial.”

Democratic US Senator Maggie Hassan and Republican challenger Don Bolduc spar over their health and Social Security plans.

At the senior center in Manchester, Hassan on Monday reprimanded her opponent for his views on the programmes.

“In a town hall, he’s on video saying that if he gets his way, and again, this is a quote, we’re out of social security,” Hassan said. “Last month he told Granite Staters in a town hall that we need to get the government – and this is a quote – ‘out of Medicare’ and called the privatization of Medicare ‘enormously important’.”

In an interview with News 9, Bolduc said Hassan is lying about his record.

“I never said to privatize Medicare,” he said. “I said we need to look at solutions that make Medicare more patient-friendly.”

The Hassan campaign pointed to a recording of a campaign event in August in which Bolduc called privatization “hugely important.”

“I’ve talked about it many times, usually comes up with a question, just like now, about the reform that is needed for Medicaid and Medicare so that we get rid of the problems you’re talking about,” Bolduc said in the recording. “Privatization is hugely important, to get the government out, to get public money out.”

As for Social Security, Bolduc said he prefers to make some changes.

“We need to look at what’s better for the younger generation,” he said. “How do they want to invest their money?”

News 9 asked Hassan what she would do to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security.

“I think the most important thing is to make sure the richest earners pay their fair share,” she said.

The debate over the future of the programs won’t go away anytime soon, but seniors said it’s not theoretical.

“It’s just not something that is frivolous,” says Laurel Keefe of Concord. “It’s really, really crucial.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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