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!



51-75 of 1973 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1923 2.6 years ago Denise Lytle Fords, NJ
1922 2.6 years ago ruth hosek Chicago, IL
1921 2.6 years ago Stephanie Goodwin Kent, OH
1920 2.6 years ago susan earle cambridge, MA
1919 2.6 years ago Norman Howe Canandaigua, NY
1918 2.6 years ago Donna Landay New York, NY my husband & I have maladies that require doctor's care & therefore medicare is of great assistance to us.
1917 2.6 years ago Corrine Egan ERIE, PA
1916 2.6 years ago Edwina Smith San Francisco, CA
1915 2.6 years ago DARA NIRUYI WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
1914 2.6 years ago Carol Claus Marietta, GA
1913 2.6 years ago Deanna Baker Richmond, VA We paid for it.
1912 2.6 years ago George Weber Boulder, CO
1911 2.6 years ago Kenneth and Penny Bruce Shorewood, WI
1910 2.6 years ago Ellen Mcconnell SAYREVILLE, NJ
1909 2.6 years ago Michael Vecchio BRADENTON, FL
1908 2.6 years ago Phil Brady Indianapolis, IN Social security helps us to lead a middle class life instead of becoming poor. With all the money spent on the Pentagon, it is time to realize that the American citizens should come before bombs and...
1907 2.6 years ago Lynn Ziegler POULSBO, WA
1906 2.6 years ago Les Roberts FRESNO, CA
1905 2.6 years ago C G San Diego, CA
1904 2.6 years ago Felicia Eberling Silver Spring, MD Without Social Security when I am no longer able to bring home a paycheck, I will not have a home anymore to which to bring a paycheck. Without Social Security, I will be homeless.
1903 2.6 years ago Greg Tompkins Milwaukee, WI
1902 2.6 years ago John De Forest San Francisco, CA
1901 2.6 years ago Keith Shaffer Roosevelt Park, MI NAFTA destroyed US mfg - please don't pile on with TPP!
1900 2.6 years ago Robert McCombs Arcata, CA
1899 2.6 years ago Kim Jones Richmond, VA I think the cuts should be made in government. Across the board not on people who barley have enough money to survive now.
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