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!



126-150 of 1973 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1848 2.6 years ago Jean Mont-Eton San Francisco, CA
1847 2.6 years ago Elizabeth Perez Belmont, MI My parents barely can make ends meet with what they get from social security.
1846 2.6 years ago Beth Lindemann Woodruff, WI
1845 2.6 years ago C Green Spuyten Duyvil, NY
1844 2.6 years ago Richard Anderson Encinitas, CA With the gap between rich and poor (and the middle class) increasing, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid have become an essential safety net for the majority of our citizens. Where more ...
1843 2.6 years ago Lynn Jacobsson Oakhurst, CA I can't believe that the TPP will also affect the costs of medications for all of us who are on Medicare. It is a corporate deal, not a trade deal, to attack all of our social welfare, labor and en...
1842 2.6 years ago Sandra Moore WILLIAMSBURG, VA
1841 2.6 years ago Lori DeNayer FORT COLLINS, CO
1840 2.6 years ago wretha Palone Ashland, OH
1839 2.6 years ago A. McGarry Taylor, MI
1838 2.6 years ago Khabira Mcdow-keefer Portland, OR
1837 2.6 years ago Paula Cronin Hooksett, NH
1836 2.6 years ago Charles Bell EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
1835 2.6 years ago T Garmon Dawsonville, GA
1834 2.6 years ago Gail McMullen Los Angeles, CA
1833 2.6 years ago Willis Neville Mt Vernon, NY
1832 2.6 years ago Douglass Turner Alfred, NY Unbelievable that Congress would ever attack so deserving and popular a program as Social Security just because the Koch brothers told you to.
1831 2.6 years ago Helen Ortmann Pittsburgh, PA Social Security and Medicare are critical to ensuring that elderly citizens do not have to live in poverty and without health care. Only an uncivilized country would would treat the people who helpe...
1830 2.6 years ago Victor Escobar Midlothian, VA
1829 2.6 years ago Alice Mcbride PARK FOREST, IL Simply put: MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT !
1828 2.6 years ago Mujahid Abdul-hameed Lansing, MI I worked hard saving lives at the risk of my own and paying into the program. You allowed big insurance to gut the Affordable Care Act so we must rely on Medicare and Social Security to help cover o...
1827 2.6 years ago Bob Blair Fullerton, CA
1826 2.6 years ago Mary Simon Denver, CO
1825 2.6 years ago Nathan Stehle WI I would not have a successful career were it not for Social Security.
1824 2.6 years ago Daniel Pace Rowlett, TX
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