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!



101-125 of 1973 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1873 2.6 years ago Natalie Cortez Sacramento, CA
1872 2.6 years ago Sniedze Rungis Kalamazoo, MI
1871 2.6 years ago Janet Abbey Vassar, MI You promised me that I would have Social Security and Medicare. I've worked hard my whole life and paid in to these programs. Now you must keep your promise!!!!
1870 2.6 years ago Halimah Allah Pasadena, CA
1869 2.6 years ago Yolanda Gee Capitol Heights, MD Most people won't acknowledge that it's inhumane to treat like trash. People on social security deserve to be treated with respect, not like a pessant.
1868 2.6 years ago Bonnie Breckenridge San Diego, CA During all my working years I contributed to both Social Security and Medicare as it was mandated by law. Now you lawmakers want to take away the benefits we so well deserve. You should be ashamed t...
1867 2.6 years ago nando a. Des Moines, WA
1866 2.6 years ago Nathan Ensign Cathedral City, CA
1865 2.6 years ago Mark Donaldson Melbourne, FL
1864 2.6 years ago Joyce Dunn Camano Island, WA LEAVE IT ALONE
1863 2.6 years ago Daria Consiglieri WA During all my working years I contributed to both Social Security and Medicare as it was mandated by law. Now you lawmakers want to take away the benefits we so well deserve. You should be ashamed t...
1862 2.6 years ago Judith Burch San Pedro, CA
1861 2.6 years ago Ruth Ampeliotis Valparaiso, IN
1860 2.6 years ago Cindy Black Easton,, PA
1859 2.6 years ago Barbara Townsend Lake Stevens, WA
1858 2.6 years ago Phillip Mitchell Everett, WA We paid into it in good faith. Do not let this happen; it is OUR money.
1857 2.6 years ago Bob Heister PITTSBURGH, PA Social Security is one of the greatest things the Federal Government has ever done. Medicare was the next step ... single payer for old people. These programs give a minimum floor for the elderly an...
1856 2.6 years ago Rebecca Ziegler Everett, WA My Social Security is the largest part of my retirement! this pays most of my monthly bills the pension is small as I had to have two knee replacements at 62.
1855 2.6 years ago Michael Mitsuda Fremont, CA
1854 2.6 years ago Rebecca Holbert RADCLIFF, KY I worked 27 years at one company, and I paid in to SS all those years. Do not cut SS or Medicare it's not your money to play with, it's the hard workers money that we earned so that we could live a...
1853 2.6 years ago Peggie Jo Vincent TUCSON, AZ
1852 2.6 years ago Maryhelen Hudson Marysville, WA Medicare is taking care of me very well. Please do not destroy it.
1851 2.6 years ago Paul Majchrowicz SAN YSIDRO, CA
1850 2.6 years ago Clover Catskill Pinole, CA
1849 2.6 years ago Dale Patterson Rockford, MI
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