The Deficit Commission just released the chairman’s mark to propose how to reduce the national deficit, a problem integrally linked to the rising cost of healthcare.
Among its draconian ideas, the cochairs proposal would require Medicare recipients to pay more out of pocket costs for the services they receive–meaning higher copays. Studies show that cost barriers like this lead to reduced access to care resulting in negative outcomes.
We don’t need to balance the budget on the backs of Medicare recipients!
Healthcare-NOW! launched the campaign to say “Hands off our Medicare!” We can fight these regressive proposals with your help.
Please, donate today and support the growing movement for single-payer healthcare – an improved and expanded Medicare for all.
Since the launch of this campaign, advocates of a single-payer healthcare system testified before the commission, sent thousands of calls, emails, and post cards to say “no cuts, privatization or raising eligibility of our social insurance programs.”
We need a system that is progressively financed, efficient, universal and guaranteed to contain costs. An improved Medicare for all system will allow us to save money on administrative waste and put that money into providing care – not insurance company profits.
Support our work and we will be able to keep sending the message to Congress to support improved Medicare for all to end the healthcare crisis.