Hassan pledges to protect Social Security and Medicare while saying Bolduc would destroy them

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Maggie Hassan on September 26, 2022. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, NH – US Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and other local activists at the Cashin Senior Center on Monday; express her desire to continue to protect Medicare and Social Security if reelected, as well as attack her Republican opponent on that issue.

Hassan highlighted the opposition of pharmaceutical lobbyists to her efforts to protect and strengthen the two programs used by millions of American seniors, claiming that parts of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

“The law we passed will not only put money back into seniors’ pockets, but will also help lower drug prices for all Americans across the board,” Hassan said.

Craig praised Hassan for her efforts on that bill and others, highlighting Hassan’s reputation for ambiguity.

“(Hassan) knows how to bring leaders from both sides together to achieve results and ensure seniors receive the care and support they need,” said Craig.

The mayor also attacked Republican US Senate nominee Don Bolduc for his comments about the privatization of Medicare and the dissolution of Social Security.

Hassan also attacked Bolduc, building on recent comments attributed to Bolduc that his efforts to reform both programs would eventually destroy them, leaving 300,000 older Granite Staters faced with tough choices regarding health insurance and economic security. She also attacked Bolduc for attempts to reverse such comments now that he has won the Republican nomination.

“Let’s be clear, people work for their Social Security all their lives, they pay for it with every paycheck, they depend on it to retire with certainty,” Hassan said. “That money is not Don Bolduc’s to take, that money has been earned by every Granite Stater who has worked hard all his life and paid for it. If it were up to Don Bolduc, our country would be a place where seniors are left to fend for themselves and where our parents and grandparents don’t get the care they need.”

While Hassan was pleased with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, she said more work needs to be done, stating that she would pursue an insulin price cap for private insurance plans similar to that for Medicare recipients covered under the Inflation. Reduction Act as an example.

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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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