Issue 1: Healthcare
One should not have to decide between going to the doctor and buying groceries. I believe that affordable healthcare for all Texans is important, and we cannot afford to cut Medicaid or Medicare. Medicaid provides a much-needed service for our most vulnerable citizens: our children and our seniors. Especially at risk are our elderly, who face a considerable loss in Medicaid benefits that cover nursing homes. Republicans also want to decrease the benefits available in Medicare, requiring retirees, who have already paid into the Medicare system their entire careers—to pay even more.