At Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center, Gottheimer Updates Seniors on Protecting Social Security and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Oct 26, 2019

Above: Gottheimer speaks with Fifth District residents.

On Friday, October 25, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited the Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center to speak to seniors about his efforts to help lower prescription drug costs, lower taxes, and protect Social Security and Medicare for all senior citizens.

“Seniors are disproportionately affected by rising out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and health care. That’s why been fighting hard against attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act, and why I’ve supported reducing out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries and increasing transparency and market competition to lower prescription drug costs,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “In Congress, I have fought to help seniors save their hard-earned money for retirement, so they can afford to stay here in New Jersey.”

Last year, New Jersey lost a larger percentage of its population than any other state in the country. Too many of our seniors are burdened by high prescription drug prices, expensive co-pays, higher taxes, low Social Security payments, and predatory scammers. They need our help. Gottheimer recently introduced the Senior Security Act to protect seniors from scammers so that they may safeguard their hard-earned savings.

Addressing the group at the Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center on Friday, Gottheimer continued, “I know that by working together, in Congress, across the aisle, and in our communities, we can make New Jersey an even better state. We need to help our seniors stay here and make sure that safety nets are in place for seniors when they retire. I will keep fighting for you and if you have any questions please feel free to call my office.”

Gottheimer continued to stay after to discuss specific issues that each constituent was having ranging from healthcare costs to social security benefits.

Below: Gottheimer meets Senior Center visitors.

Below: Gottheimer visits with North Jersey residents at the Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center.


Recent Posts

Jul 24, 2024

RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins Meeting with American Hostage Family Members and Members of Congress

Above: Gottheimer with American hostage family members. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, July 23, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met with family members of Americans taken by Hamas terrorists on October 7. The meeting was hosted by Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) and joined by Representatives Landsman (OH-01) and Frankel (FL-22). Together, they discussed the importance of […]

Jul 22, 2024

RELEASE: Gottheimer Announces New Federal Legislation to Crack Down on Scammers Stealing Vital Nutrition & Assistance Programs 

Above: Gottheimer, Scutari, Stack announce new federal action to crack down on benefits scams and help Jersey families in need. ELIZABETH, NJ — Today, July 22, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), New Jersey Senate President Nicholas Scutari (LD-22), and Union City Mayor and New Jersey State Senator Brian Stack (LD-33) announced new federal legislation, […]

Jul 21, 2024

Gottheimer Statement on President Biden

“Thank you, President Biden, for your decades of unwavering service, patriotism, and dedication. Through your leadership, we secured a once-in-a-generation investment to fix our crumbling roads and bridges, expanded access to healthcare for millions of veterans, revolutionized semiconductor production here in America, enacted commonsense gun safety legislation, and more. You have cemented your legacy and […]