Congressional candidate Raul Ruiz (D-Coachella) is hosting another in a series of meetings with the public to discuss Medicare.
Today's meeting is at the Coachella Senior Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.
Ruiz has been focusing the majority of his campaign stops on the Medicare issue.
"The debate about the future of Medicare will be an essential part of the November election,” said Ruiz, an Emergency Room physician. “I want to hear where people stand.”
“With the addition of Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket, Medicare is in serious jeopardy,” he continued. “The Ryan plan will end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program. Our seniors will end up paying thousands of dollars each year out of pocket for their healthcare. It essentially puts the burden of rising healthcare costs on the shoulders of our seniors, while protecting multimillionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas.”
Ruiz is challenging Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) in the newly drawn 36th Congressional District.