]Stop the Republican assault on Medicare and Medicaid
The petition to Congress reads:
"Reject any legislation that cuts, weakens or privatizes Medicare or
Medicaid. Tens of millions of Americans rely on these critical programs.
Congress must expand these programs to cover more people, not cut them to
give millionaires and billionaires huge tax breaks."
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Tens of millions of seniors and low-income Americans rely on Medicare and
Medicaid for their survival, but Republicans are trying to gut these
critical programs so they can hand out massive tax cuts to the ultra-rich.
Trumpcare, the so-called â€śrepeal and replaceâ€ť of the Affordable Care Act,
is an all-out attack on the economic security and well-being of our
nationâ€™s most vulnerable people. The bill would decimate Medicareâ€™s
long-term solvency and slash Medicaid, which would force seniors and the
poor to go without necessary care.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Trumpcare today â€“ and
the vote is expected to be close. Regardless of the outcome, this fight is
far from over and weâ€™ll continue fighting to stop the Republican attack on
Medicare if and when it moves to the U.S. Senate.
The truth is, Congress must expand these programs to cover more people,
not cut to give millionaires and billionaires huge tax breaks. Stopping
this attack is a matter of life and death for millions of Americans.
]Tell Congress: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Click here to sign the
Medicare and Medicaid are our nationâ€™s most effective and efficient health
care programs, but Speaker Paul Ryan and other extreme right-wing
Republicans have had their sights on dismantling our social safety net for
a long time. Their ultimate goal has been to end Medicare as we know it
and replace it with a privatized program which would cause premiums to
skyrocket for the nearly 57 million who rely on it and result in fewer
seniors and people with disabilities receiving health care coverage.
Trumpcare would steal from the Medicare trust fund to pay for huge tax
breaks, hastening the programâ€™s insolvency and paving the way to
Whatâ€™s more, the Republican plan to destroy Medicaid would be equally
devastating. Medicaid covers nearly 70 million Americans, including 40
percent of all children in the country. Half the births in America are
covered by Medicaid, as well as 60 percent of seniors in long term care.^2
Trump and Ryanâ€™s plan would completely undermine Medicaidâ€™s guarantee to
provide care to the poor and the elderly by cutting funding to states
which would ultimately result in rationing and withholding care for those
who need it the most.^3
Itâ€™s completely unacceptable to cut off children and seniors from these
critical lifelines just so Republicans can give huge tax breaks to their
wealthy campaign contributors. We must have a powerful show of grassroots
support to show Congress that we will not tolerate this assault on tens of
millions of seniors and low-income Americans.
Tell Congress: Hands off Medicare and Medicaid. Click the link below to
sign the petition:
Thanks for all you do.
Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director
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Â 1.Â Allegra Kirkland, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13460
]Bonus! GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Depletes
Medicare Trust Fund Faster," Talking Points Memo, March 10, 2017.
Â 2.Â "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13461
]A Field Guide To Medicare And Medicaid, And How They Could
Change," WBUR, March 14, 2017.
Â 3.Â Gene B. Sperling, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13462
]The AHCAâ€™s Tradeoff: Giving Up Vital Care to
Get Tax Cuts for the Rich," March 14, 2017.