Here in Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District, there are around 135,000 people 65 years of age or older. They are very likely to rely on programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Ten percent of that 135,000 – 1 in 10 – live below the poverty line, and yet our current representative is finding every reason he can to undermine Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the health insurance program for people with limited means.
We have a high level of poverty here in the Second Congressional District. We need to treat the underlying causes of that, but at the same time we should not remove the funding and the resources necessary to help people continue to live their lives without suffering.
We need someone in Congress who has the knowledge and experience to protect those programs that do so much good for us here in eastern Oklahoma, and that’s what I promise to do for you.
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