Pete Hoekstra has made dismantling Medicare a top priority for his campaign.
He was an early supporter of GOP Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to dismantle Medicare and turn it into a voucher program. This plan would be a disaster for seniors, forcing them to pay $6,400 or more each year out-of-pocket.
Congressman Hoekstra and Congressman Ryan,
I oppose your plan to end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher system.
Dismantling Medicare in order to finance tax breaks for millionaires and special interests is wrong and undermines the promise Medicare has made to current and future generations.
We need to balance the budget by asking millionaires to pitch in and do their fair share - not by asking seniors and middle-class families to sacrifice yet again.