Rally held to support passing of Right to Medicare Act
U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres was in the Bronx with advocates on Thursday making a big push when it comes to health care for seniors.
The rally took place in Riverdale, where Rep. Torres and other officials talked about the "Right to Medicare Act."
The bill would put Congress on record saying that all U.S. seniors have a right to enroll in traditional Medicare coverage that cannot be taken away. It would also give seniors the right to choose between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
"Medicare as a public good is increasingly an endangered species, and so we are here to send a message that we refuse to stand by idly and allow Medicare to be privatized out of existence," said Rep. Torres. "We are going to stand to defend Medicare."