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!

176-200 of 1973 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1798 3.4 years ago Sue Griebler Pikesville, MD
1797 3.4 years ago Sara Brigham Stevensville, MT
1796 3.4 years ago Anita Coolidge Cardiff, CA
1795 3.4 years ago Mary Ford Hamtamck, MI
1794 3.4 years ago Mary Ford Hamtamck, MI
1793 3.4 years ago Carolyn Webb Bronx, NY Social security is the hard EARNED pension and LIFELINE for the senior citizens of the USA
1792 3.4 years ago b kenley Mechanicsville, VA
1791 3.4 years ago Karen Parlette EUREKA, CA It outrages me that President Obama supports this agreement that has such far-reaching negative effects, from climate change to American jobs to our health care coverage. DO NOT let this compromise ...
1790 3.4 years ago Maxine Klein New York City, NY
1789 3.4 years ago Kris Muller Berkeley, CA
1788 3.4 years ago Karen Radermacher St Clair Twp, MI
1787 3.4 years ago Anise Jenkins Washington , DC As a DC resident, I want to protect Medicare however I have no voting representation in Congress!
1786 3.4 years ago Kevin Smith Deerfield, MA
1785 3.4 years ago Jorge De Cecco Ukiah, CA
1784 3.4 years ago Raymond Riley Orange, MA I worked for nearly 40yrs and paid into social security,as did my employer,You Corrupt Political Thieves aren't STEALING it!
1783 3.4 years ago Rodney Alexander Chicago Heights, IL
1782 3.4 years ago Pamela Hosler St Louis, MO
1781 3.4 years ago Dorri Raskin Porter Ranch, CA
1780 3.4 years ago CARLA DAVIS CORTE MADERA, CA We'd be on the street without it!
1779 3.4 years ago Gretchen Boise Salem, VA
1778 3.4 years ago Mabel McElhaney Hillsborough, NC Social Security is our sole support; but the promised adjustments to cover the rising costs of our needs: food, shelter, utilities, transportation, and medical care, are not fourthcoming. In fact ou...
1777 3.4 years ago Rosamond Brenner Wilmette, IL
1776 3.4 years ago faith franck las vegas, NV
1775 3.4 years ago Michael Franck Chicago, IL
1774 3.4 years ago Joni Lamb Richmond Hill, GA
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