Hello, Rachel. Let me answer your question about Social Security first.
I intend to protect Social Security, and make sure that it is available to future generations. Millions of Americans have paid into Social Security expecting that it would be there when they retired. For many Americans, this is their only source of income in their senior years.
The current Social Security Trust Fund is solvent until well into the 2030s. As we look at the increase in numbers of Social Security recipients who are from the baby boom generation, we will need to make some modest adjustments to ensure its solvency far into the future. This is not unlike those adjustments that have been made in the past.
What I don't support are efforts to phase out Social Security and replace it with a privatized system, which will offer no firm assurances of a livable income to future retirees.
Regarding your question about contraception coverage, it is surprising that this issue comes up almost fifty years after women were first able to have access to contraception under their health plans.
Women should have the ability to make health care decisions for themselves and not be told by government or by employers how to make these most personal decisions.