Obama: $400 Billion in Safety Net Cuts

November 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Healthcare-NOW! Updates

President Obama’s opening position on a “cliff deal” includes $400 billion in “savings” (cuts) to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security over ten years.

This is unacceptable.

We can’t allow any deal to pass that threatens Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. We know improved Medicare-for-all is the solution–it would save Medicare, halt out-of-control healthcare costs, ease the deficit pressure, and bring universal healthcare to the nation.

We need to act fast and we need your support.

Single-payer supporters have already sent in nearly 10,000 emails and phone calls to Congress. And right now we’re organizing coordinated actions and lobby visits around the country the week of December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

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Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Sources:
Opening Positions On The Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

Liberals Fear Grand Bargain Betrayal if President Obama Wins – Politico

Post Election Deficit Deal Threatens Medicare and Social Security – Unions for Single Payer Health Care

Obama More Flexible on Medicare Than Rhetoric Suggests – NationalJournal

Comments

One Response to “Obama: $400 Billion in Safety Net Cuts”
  1. Ham says:

    Thank goodness Obama isn’t a Republican. Good thing we voted for a Democrat and we don’t support small, left-leaning parties that actually support single payer. Good thing we on the Left kneel before the high lords of the DNC.

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