Senior Citizens

I will always stand up for our seniors and protect Medicare and Social Security. We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and ensure they receive the benefits they have earned and planned on in their golden years. These critical programs are commitments we have made to retirees, and I will oppose any effort from either political party that would cut these hard-earned benefits.

To help find cost savings in our health care system, we must identify ways to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse and make our health care system more efficient. Some of the most effective ways to do that include expanding the use of electronic medical records to eliminate costly duplicative tests, and allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices on prescription drugs.

In the 113th Congress, I voted against the Ryan Budget, which would have ended the Medicare guarantee for our seniors. Putting the burden of the national deficit on the backs of our seniors is wrong. At a time when many seniors are barely making ends meet, we should be working in a bipartisan way to responsibly reduce the deficit by attacking wasteful spending and working to strengthen Medicare and Social Security. I am committed to working with both political parties to put our seniors first.

More on Senior Citizens

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) to improve seniors’ access to Medicare coverage. The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act of 2019 would expand beneficiary outreach and education to help clarify when and how to sign up for Medicare Part B and reduce gaps in coverage.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced legislation to ensure timely Medicare coverage of groundbreaking early cancer detection tests for our nation’s seniors. The bipartisan legislation recognizes emerging advances in our nation’s fight against cancer by creating a Medicare coverage pathway for new innovative tests that detect multiple types of cancer before symptoms develop. Dr. Ruiz introduced the Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act alongside Reps.

November 24, 2020 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz is giving back to the community ahead of Thanksgiving.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) advocated for his bill that would improve seniors’ access to Medicare coverage by expanding beneficiary outreach and education to help clarify when and how to sign up for Medicare Part B and reducing gaps in coverage. Speaking during a full Energy and Commerce Committee Markup Wednesday, Dr.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) took bold action to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices by voting to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. His vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA.

February 18, 2020 Press Release

Palm Springs, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) spoke out against the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which would cut $1.6 trillion from health care programs over the next 10 years. Alongside local health care groups, Dr. Ruiz brought attention to the steep cuts the Trump Administration has proposed to programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as President Trump is preparing for a fundraising trip to the Palm Springs area this week.

November 19, 2018 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Independent Living Partnership announced a $1,318,000 grant to improve access to transportation for individuals with mobility issues throughout Riverside County and the Coachella Valley. Over the next three years, the grant is estimated to help more than 4,500 individuals across Riverside County get free rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, and other essential services through the Independent Living Partnership’s Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP).

August 10, 2018 Making Government Work for You
Since 2013 we have helped deliver $5,173,301 directly to constituents.
August 9, 2018 Making Government Work for You
In the past two years alone we've helped deliver $560,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits.
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