Sarah believes that every senior citizen in America deserves the right to a dignified and secure retirement. Social Security is the most successful government program in our nation’s history—before it was signed into law, nearly half of all seniors lived in poverty. Today, 8.8% of seniors live in poverty—a figure that Sarah believes is still too high. To combat senior poverty, Sarah supports expanding both Social Security and Medicare benefits. She will work to increase the minimum benefits paid to low-income workers when they retire and expand pension benefits to every employee. She will call for Medicare expansion to include dental and vision, hearing aids, mental health care, hospital services, prescription medication, and durable medical equipment. Sarah will also work to ensure that Medicare covers long-term care so that seniors can remain comfortably in their homes and communities with the support and care that they need.