The Nebraska Republican Party believes that our senior citizens deserve the opportunity to live their lives with dignity and with continued confidence in the integrity of the Social Security system. We believe that the solvency of Social Security must be a continuing concern of our elected officials, as should matters of intergenerational equity. We favor a Social Security plan in which personal Social Security savings accounts would be optional, with workers given the choice of continuing to depend on the current system with current benefits.
Long-term health care is the greatest unmet essential need faced by older Americans. We encourage and support the private and charitable sectors’ roles in assisting the elderly. We are committed to saving Medicare by putting it on sound financial footing.