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Caring for our Seniors

Medicare/Medicaid

These programs were critical components of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s and remain some of the most important programs we have in the War on Poverty today.

I am a strong supporter of the Medicare program, and have spoken out against attempts by my Republican colleagues to drastically decrease services for beneficiaries and make Medicare a voucher program. Beneficiaries of the program worked hard for their earned benefits and deserve to keep them.

I also believe Medicaid is a vital component of our nation’s safety net, providing health coverage for some of the most vulnerable among us, including children, pregnant women and the poor.

This administration has proven time and again, that they are against our senior citizens. During his time in office, President Donald Trump has taken several actions that were harmful to our nation's elderly. He has clearly declared war on our seniors, and I am am committed to fighting against these attacks.


In the 116th Congress, Rep. Fudge has taken the following legislative measures to ensure the safety and well-being of seniors: 

She voted YES on the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act (H.R. 987). This bill lowers prescription drug costs by promoting generic competition and strengthens health care by reversing the Administration's sabotage on the Affordable Care Act.

She voted YES on the Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986). This bill rescinds guidance issued by the Administration that weakens insurance coverage and undermines the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  It would prohibit any similar Administration guidance from being proposed in the future.