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Happy 45th Birthday, Medicare

Join in actions across the country this Friday, July 30th in celebrating 45 Years of Medicare – and call for Medicare for All.

Groups across the country are organizing events this Friday to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Medicare – and to continue to push for a single payer, improved and expanded Medicare for All program. Join a party near you!

Why? Didn’t we just past health care reform you say? Despite the new health law, many injustices continue to exist as patients fall the cracks of this profit-driven system. In addition, our most successful social insurance programs are under attack.

Congress created a Deficit Commission that will report back to Congress after the November election but before the new Congress takes office, to recommend how to close the huge federal budget deficit. Of course, it won’t address the biggest problem – the massive military budget. Instead it will go after entitlement programs for seniors such as Medicare and Social Security.

That’s why we are celebrating the birth of these critical programs – to tell Congress to keep their hands off Medicare and Social Security!

If you don’t see an event in your community, organize your own! Or call or email your Representatives today and urge them to protect Medicare, improve it, and expand it to all!

Whatever you can do to spread the word and support these efforts is critical. Now is not the time to be silent.

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One Response to “Happy 45th Birthday, Medicare”
  1. There’s a really helpful video featuring Fran Drescher (actress from “The Nanny”) and Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, along with a MomsRising.org mom. They talk about health reform and prevention services in particular. Very eye-opening: http://bit.ly/SebeliusMR