I’m not the first person in South Carolina to praise U.S. Rep. Tom Rice for an outstanding job for his constituents. He does have a key achievement that’s gone largely unnoticed: protecting Medicare Advantage that provides a magnanimous number of folks over 65 a lifeline to complete healthcare all in one program.

This means doctor visits to keep up with health screenings to stay ahead of any serious problems. It also provides the opportunity for affordable fitness membership through the Silver Sneakers program that promotes a healthy active lifestyle and in many cases, renewed health.

Congressman Rice is the conservative who understands investing wisely in America, not wasting taxpayer money. Medicare Advantage is smart spending that benefits millions of seniors while keeping the budget in check.

I speak on behalf of many fellow seniors by saying that we are fortunate to have Congressman Rice representing our state in Washington and advocating for Medicare Advantage and going to bat for us.

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