Pam Gulleson makes a stop in Bismarck today to tell North Dakotans she's standing up for seniors.
This week marks the 47th anniversary of the signing of medicare and medicaid into law.
Gulleson says that Medicare and Social Security reduce the rate of poverty and is a huge benefit for the U.S.
She says today about 50 percent of our seniors have annual incomes of less than $23,000 a year.
<<"And so if you think of adding to that the additional burden of health care cost and the higher premiums that would be incurred under a privatized health system for seniors," Pam Gulleson said.>>
Gulleson said she would place Medicare and Medicaid as her top priority and not only strengthen them, but would sustain them for long-term.