Issues

Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Elise is a strong supporter of protecting Social Security and Medicare to make sure that our seniors have the resources and care that they need. Our district has many seniors for whom that monthly budget is critical to make ends meet, and Elise is committed to ensuring that everyone who has paid into Social Security receives that benefits that they have earned.

As a millennial, Elise also knows we need to ensure that entitlement benefits are available for future generations. She believes that need legislative action to ensure that these programs are available for our children while guaranteeing no changes in Social Security for anyone over the age of 50. 

Elise recently sent a letter urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase access to new Medicare benefits for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, and she has co-sponsored several bills to make Medicare and Social Security more accessible. 

Additionally, Elise’s office has recovered over $2.8 million in Social Security benefits for her constituents. Her district office staff works around the clock assisting with constituent casework and providing assistance in dealing with the Social Security Administration. 

While in Congress, Elise has kept her promises to New York’s 21st District by taking the following actions:

Legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:

H.R. 1421 — Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act
H.R. 849 — Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act
H.R. 1121 — Pre-existing Conditions Protections Act
H.R. 246 — to repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
H.R. 1316 — Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act
H.R. 3976 — to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow for certain third party payments
H.R. 592 — Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

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