C) Social Security/Medicare
Social security is a safety net that millions of our senior citizens have depended on for years. Established by President Roosevelt in 1935, social security programs have helped Americans weather the worst times with hope and dignity. The NAP feels that legislation should be passed to protect Social Security from the threat of privatization or surcease.
As a corollary issue, the NAP strongly recommends that Medicare, rather than continuing to exist as a separately funded and maintained benefit, should be absorbed into a new Universal Health Care system.