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Whitehouse Visits Johnston Seniors

The U.S. Senator told a group of about 50 seniors at Cherry Hill Manor that protecting Social Security and Medicare is a top priority.

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told a group of about 50 seniors at today that he plans to continue his work to protect Social Security and Medicare — and noted his past work toward those goals.

Whitehouse pointed to his participation in founding the Defending Social Security Caucus in the Senate, and his work in closing the so-called "doughnut hole" in Medicare Part D, as evidence of his dedication to seniors and their families.

Medicare isn't just there for the people who are on Medicare — it's there for the people who are going to be on Medicare," Whitehouse explained. "There are people who can follow their dreams, invest in their businesses, who can travel if they have to, because they know their parents are taken care of, they know their parents' health care is safe and secure — that lifts a burden not just off of you, but off your children, as well."

Watch for more coverage of today's visit by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse later today on JohnstonPatch.

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