March 01, 2019
Retiree Stories: New Mexico Alliance Member Annette Arvizu Shares Her Experience with Social Security and Medicare
This week, the Alliance continues its series of sharing personal stories from our members highlighting key retiree issues. Today, we highlight New Mexico Alliance member Annette Arvizu as she discusses how Social Security and Medicare have supported her throughout her life.
Ms. Arvizu says that Social Security allowed her and her siblings to attend college after her father died. Later, it kept her afloat when her husband died unexpectedly and allowed her own daughter to attend college. Now, Medicare helps her take care of her son, who is living with a rare genetic disorder. Her story demonstrates the need to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid for all Americans.