Language Access for Medicare Beneficiaries Act
Our seniors are an integral part of communities across the U.S. They’ve spent their lives working hard and, in return, expect the benefits promised to them. But we must also ensure all seniors have proper access to Medicare. That’s why I introduced H.R. 4675, the Language Access for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019 to require Medicare resources be translated into languages beside English and Spanish.
Protecting Social Security
Social Security is a critical program that our nation’s seniors rely on and have worked hard to receive. Cutting Social Security benefits is simply not an option. That’s why I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 860, the Social Security 2100 Act and H.R. 8171, the Save our Social Security Now Act. These bills would expand benefits for Social Security recipients, cut taxes for seniors, ensure the solvency of the Social Security program, and prevent Presidents from defunding it with a permanent payroll tax cut.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been some of the hardest hit facilities as this administration failed to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), a national testing strategy, or clear federal guidelines. In response to reports of inappropriate discharges of nursing home residents in Lakeview Terrace, I led the Los Angeles Congressional delegation in calling for an immediate investigation from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) into these claims and the treatment of seniors at these facilities.
Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act
In the 116th Congress, I was a cosponsor of H.R. 3107, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019. This bill would reduce barriers for seniors by reforming and streamlining the medical authorization process and cutting out unnecessary hurdles before care is administered.
Additional Supported Legislation
Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021