Medicare is a promise that must be preserved and protected. But without action, Medicare will go bankrupt by 2020, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. This is unacceptable to Sean and why he proudly voted on legislation that preserves this solemn promise to our nation’s seniors. Under the House-passed proposal, those seniors who have spent a lifetime paying toward Medicare will get the benefits they were promised. The plan also strengthens the Medicare for generations to come. Sean also is emphatically opposed to the President’s plan to take more than $700 billion out of Medicare, as is called for in Obamacare, and put that money into other programs. Additionally, he opposes the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), also established in Obamacare, that reduces Medicare reimbursements for services. For current seniors, IPAB will reduce their access and quality of care.