Act Now to Protect Medicare and Medicaid
The debt ceiling package recently signed into law by President Obama created a Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee). This committee is tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in cuts with the supposed goal of reducing the federal deficit.
Members of the committee claim that “everything is on the table.”
The committee will be looking at our most important social insurance programs – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security – as targets for cuts.
Tell Congress to keep their hands off these vital programs!
Demand the Super Committee prioritize the preservation of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and focus on finding a means of balancing the budget that doesn’t harm working families.
We need an improved Medicare-for-all system to guarantee the healthcare we need and get the economy back on track.
Tell your Representative to take Medicare and Medicaid off the table to sign sign on to Rep. John Conyers’ resolution 72.
Congress and Obama have made us miserable enough as it is. America is a free society and not a socialist society.
I am a 53 year old Internal Medicine physician in private practice as well as an Air Force Reserve Special Forces flight surgeon who just returned from an extended voluntary deployment to Afghanistan.
I find your commercial to be incredibly arrogant and selfish. I have 2 teenagers who will never reap the level of governmental benefits enjoyed by Seniors and older Boomers. The present system is completely unsustainable for well known reasons. Correcting our future budgetary meltdown will require sacrifice from every group. Unfortunately, your organization promotes generational selfishness and is one of the prime reasons our formerly great nation is in precipitous decline. My Medicare patients waste incredible amounts of money on testing and treatments they don’t need and demand services that other age groups will never receive. I spend a great deal of time every day trying to practice evidence based medicine only to be lectured by self-entitled seniors who think they know best and demand what is “owed” to them. The average Medicare beneficiary will receive about 4 times what they have paid into the system.
We already have a socialized medical system and it is called Medicare. It is a completely dysfunctional and wasteful entitlement program with no mechanism for cost control and no way to control infinite demand by those that abuse the program’s benefits. We don’t need the same system applied to everyone else. 3% of the people already pay for 48% of the Federal budget. When the non-working majority extorts money from the few who still feed the trough, we are only a few years from complete collapse.