Stop the sneak attack on Medicare.

There is a trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors that will have broad-reaching impacts on the American economy. Called Trans-Pacific Partnership—or TPP—this trade deal is set to be fast-tracked through Congress, before the American public has the chance to weigh in.Not only is there a risk to American jobs, but as currently written, the deal could raise Medicare prescription drug costs.

But on Tuesday, something happened that no one expected: Thanks to the leadership of Senators Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders, the slowed down the progress of Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by blocking a key test vote.

While this is a real victory for people-powered movements, a rotten compromise package has reared its head that would pay for worker re-training with $700 million in cuts to Medicare funding.

Out of pocket health care costs already consume more than a third of the average Social Security check. If that amount increases, that’s just as bad as the cuts to our Social Security system that we’ve been fighting. The fact that health care costs have increased faster than Social Security’s cost of living adjustments just proves that Social Security needs to be expanded—not cut. And cuts to people with Medicare are effectively cuts to Social Security.

Tell the Senate: Stop the sneak attack on Medicare!



1-25 of 1972 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1972 1 year ago Laurence Bourguignon Saint-Grave, ot
1971 1 year ago erin Yarrobino Queens, NY
1970 1 year ago Margaret Gibson NEW BALTIMORE, MI
1969 1 year ago Margaret Gibson NEW BALTIMORE, MI
1968 2.1 years ago Michael Verry Pueblo West, CO
1967 2.1 years ago Dimitris Dallis Thessaloniki, NY
1966 2.5 years ago Rhonda Grewe CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI
1965 2.5 years ago Patricia Mercurio East Patchogue, NY No to Fast Track!!!!!
1964 2.5 years ago Chad Halsey Salem, OR
1963 2.5 years ago Karen Price Ferndale, WA
1962 2.5 years ago William Stimac Berkley, MI
1961 2.5 years ago I Fareri BROOKLYN, NY
1960 2.5 years ago Merridee McClatchy Bangs, TX
1959 2.5 years ago Todd Eckblad Fairfield, CA
1958 2.5 years ago dodi aguiar columbus , OH
1957 2.5 years ago Michele Zollars Anderson, CA Members of my family value their service to society (as they paid into SS) and value living their retirement years on their own, which would NOT be possible without social security.
1956 2.5 years ago Perri Lembo Merrick, NY
1955 2.5 years ago HEATHER CAMPBELL KANSAS CITY, MO
1954 2.5 years ago Janice Kozain Greencastle, PA My parents are 80+ and slowing down. They've worked hard all their lives and deserve to be cared for after all they've put in. Please serve the American people who elected you, not the corporations.
1953 2.5 years ago Molly Huddleston Santa Rosa , CA
1952 2.5 years ago Joseph Gasperino MEBANE, NC
1951 2.5 years ago Stuart Watts Coeur D Alene, ID
1950 2.5 years ago Susan DeSisto Orange, CA
1949 2.5 years ago Susan DeSisto Orange, CA
1948 2.5 years ago Dianne Alpern Boulder, CO Social Security and Medicare are NOT items in the budget. They are separate trust funds. Stop raiding them.
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