Democratic, Dave Crooks, has said Medicare will be a key issue in the upcoming election, and on Monday, he used the birthday of the government program to draw more attention to it.
The first Medicare legislation was signed into law on July 30th, 1965, and has provided more than 39 million seniors with health care benefits.
Now, 47 years later, Crooks says the future of Medicare is in jeopardy, unless changes are made in Washington.
Crooks also says he plans to eliminate any fraud in the program and work to restore the billions of dollars taken away by the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Current 8th District Congressman, Larry Bucshon, calls brooks claims against his voting record on Medicare a blatant lie, and says he supports ensuring the Medicare guarantee for current and future seniors.