If you think Medicare would be safer in the hands of the Republican Party, you have not been paying attention to their words and actions for the past half century. Medicare is a government-run, single-payer health care insurance program. Republicans hate that kind of stuff. If Mr. Bass has really become a convert to Medicare, I suggest he demonstrate his new-found love by using Medicare to destroy Obamacare. Repeal and replace the ACA with Medicare for All. (Why should only us seniors get decent health care?) He would even get my vote for that.