Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Buchanan Statement on 50th Anniversary of Medicare

Jul 30, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, R-FL, issued the following statement in observance of the 50th anniversary of Medicare:   

"Medicare is one of the most successful government programs of the past half century. For five decades, Medicare has represented a sacred trust between the American people and their government.

That trust is based on a simple promise:  if you pay into the program, it will be there for you when you need health care in your golden years.

I am fully committed to protecting Medicare for our seniors and ensuring that the promise endures for future generations.”   

Buchanan is Florida’s only member on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee which has jurisdiction over Medicare. More than 205,000 people in his Southwest Florida congressional district are eligible for the program.