Seniors should not spend their later years worrying about their economic security or whether they will have access to good health care. Tim has consistently opposed measures to gut Social Security and remove Medicare funding.
On Medicare’s 49th anniversary, Tim spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of the program, calling it “one of the best programs that this nation has ever embraced.” He is also a sponsor of legislation to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors by letting Medicare negotiate drug prices.
Tim supports increasing funding for Alzheimer’s research, introduced an Alzheimer’s caregivers bill, and opposes federal cuts to the Meals on Wheels program. He has also worked closely with Senator Mark Warner to provide funding for the building of additional senior facilities in Virginia.