Raul Ruiz on Social Security



Protect entitlements from slashing guaranteed benefits

I will always protect Social Security and Medicare from attempts to slash the guaranteed benefits California seniors have paid for and planned on. We must work to protect Social Security and Medicare. It is a commitment we made to retirees, and I will fight any effort to break that promise. The best way to save Medicare is to reduce healthcare costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices and use electronic record keeping to eliminate expensive duplicate tests.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, drraulruiz.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

Ruiz signed by NCPSSM on Social Security protection

An endorsement by the NCPSSM indicates strong belief in preserving Social Security and Medicare (i.e., a strong stance against privatization, and for continued federal government involvement). Their mission statement:

"The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nationís health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade."

Source: NCPSSM website 12-NCPSSM on Oct 31, 2012

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Ruiz co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.