Jon Ossoff in 2020 AARP Senate/House Voter Guide


On Budget & Economy: COVID: we need more direct relief from federal government

Those who have [been] working have lost their jobs in so many cases. The health impacts have been most severe on America's seniors, and we need more direct relief from the federal government for ordinary people, including America's seniors. This is a great example of why we need to strengthen and protect Social Security, so that during difficult times, America's seniors can rely upon those vital benefits, which they've paid into their entire lives.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race Oct 8, 2020

On Health Care: Will oppose ongoing efforts to defund Medicare

Medicare is an absolutely vital program. It's a healthcare program that America's seniors rely upon, and I will vote to ensure they can continue to rely upon it. I will oppose efforts to weaken Medicare. I will oppose efforts to shift the burden of health care costs further on to seniors. I'll work to empower Medicare to further lower health care costs--for example, by negotiating lower prescription drug costs. I will oppose ongoing efforts to defund Medicare.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race Oct 8, 2020

On Health Care: Empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices

The cost of medicine in America is an absolute scandal. The drug companies lobbied Congress so that Medicare can't negotiate lower prescription drug prices. They've bought off politicians, who let the drug companies keep price-gouging the American citizens. Lowering the cost of medicine in America will be among my top priorities in the U.S. Senate. I will stand up to those drug company lobbyists, crack down on price gouging to empower Medicare to negotiate lower prices.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race Oct 8, 2020

On Health Care: More federal support for eldercare in America

I support expanding the Public Health Service, so that there are more doctors and nurses qualified in geriatrics and eldercare to help us staff elder care facilities. I support, as part of a significant health care reform package, more federal support for eldercare in America so that America's seniors, regardless of wealth, can depend upon a dignified retirement where health is taken care of and where they have highly qualified professionals to attend to them as necessary.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race Oct 8, 2020

On Social Security: Strengthen and protect Social Security benefits

I will oppose any efforts to cut Social Security. I will oppose the efforts to attack the funding mechanism for Social Security. America decided almost a century ago that we would not allow our seniors to be destitute or homeless. These are earned benefits that Americans have paid into over their entire lives, and I will oppose efforts to cut these vital Social Security benefits that so many of our seniors depend upon. I'll work to strengthen and protect those benefits.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race Oct 8, 2020

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