The Capital Times: Editorial: Feingold defends Social Security — Johnson, not so much

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorsed Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., for re-election.

No surprise there.

Feingold has been a stalwart defender of Social Security and Medicare. Indeed, during the recent health care reform debate, the Wisconsin Democrat took a lead in advocating for policies and amendments that strengthened Medicare and Medicaid. The initiatives that Feingold advocated extend and improve Medicare coverage for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites.

Among other things, the reform legislation finally closed the so-called “doughnut hole” in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, assuring that all elderly Americans will have equal access to benefits.

It also got a fairer deal for Wisconsin, a state that has historically come up short in the allocation of federal funds for Medicare and Medicaid.

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