ORLANDO, Fla. — This week, in a rare gubernatorial endorsement, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorsed Mayor Andrew Gillum to be Florida’s next governor on behalf of their over 108,000 Florida members and supporters. In a letter, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization working to protect, preserve, promote and ensure the financial security health and well being of maturing Americans, recognized Mayor Gillum’s commitment to providing Medicare for All, expanding Medicaid and fighting attempts to privatize Social Security.
“Florida needs your leadership, vision and determination to fight for working families and older Americans. You earn the endorsement of the National Committee because you understand the importance of a state’s Medicaid program, which in conjunction with Social Security and Medicare, is a critical component of the nation’s social safety net,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, in a letter to Mayor Gillum.
“I am honored to have the support of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, an organization that has worked tirelessly to advocate for maturing Americans. Every American needs a secure future, and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare knows the path requires affordable, accessible healthcare for all and Social Security protections. As governor, I will fight to protect Medicare and Social Security and expand our state’s Medicaid programs to help over 800,000 Floridians get access to quality healthcare,” said Mayor Andrew Gillum.
Mayor Gillum believes healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and as governor, he will expand Medicaid to help more than 800,000 Floridians get the healthcare they need and deserve and fight for state protections to make sure those with pre-existing conditions do not lose their healthcare coverage.