Sending Office: Honorable Glenn Grothman
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Vincent.Giglierano@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Dear Colleague,

Please join me in becoming an original cosponsor of my resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the integrity of Medicare should be preserved by maintaining the current eligibility age of 65.

Medicare is a crucial Federal program that pays for health care services for a clear majority of older Americans, filling a major gap in our Nation’s health insurance system. Recently, The Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal
Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds released a report stating that, without any changes, the fund will be insolvent in 2026 – three years earlier than they projected last year.

These are alarming statistics and Congress must act to ensure solvency for current enrollees and future generations. Yet, Congress should do so without raising the age of eligibility for Medicare from the current requirement of 65 years of age. Raising the
eligibility age for Medicare will be detrimental for our older constituents forcing them onto insurance plans better suited toward a younger population and shifting costs to Medicaid, private market, employers, and the States.

As members of Congress, we have a duty to work to maintain and strengthen Medicare for current and future generations. Please join me in protecting our older constituents and reassuring the strength of the Medicare program.

If you wish to cosponsor this legislation or have any questions, please contact Vincent Giglierano on my staff at 202-225-2476 or by email at
Vincent.Giglierano@mail.house.gov.

 

Sincerely,

 

Glenn Grothman

Member of Congress

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