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I need your urgent help. Republicans are gearing up enact their radical plan to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, women and people with disabilities.
At this moment, Speaker Boehner is crafting a deficit deal that would gut Medicare and Social Security, while slashing benefits for senior and the middle class in order to make sure he protects tax breaks for millionaires. This is unacceptable and House Democrats will not stand for this.
We need to show our strength on this issue with one, unified voice -- and time is critical.
Sign our petition right now and join me in telling Republicans that Social Security and Medicare cuts are off the table. We refuse to let Republicans balance the budget on the backs of seniors, women and people with disabilities while supporting tax breaks for millionaires.
Green, time is running short. If we don’t stand up against these radical cuts right away, decades of progress could be lost.
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In 48 hours We May See $100 BILLION in Cuts to Health Care for Seniors, Children, and People with Disabilities
There's no time to waste, get your friends involved in this fight!
Normally we wouldn't ask, but, can you take 2 minutes and follow up your email with a phone call to your senators?
This issue is just too critical and a quick phone call from constituents will have a big impact on protecting Medicaid.
It only takes 2 minutes of your time, but phone calls make a big impact. Just follow the directions below:
- Dial 888-876-6242 to make a toll-free call to Capitol Hill.
- Ask the receptionist to be connected to your senator's office. If you don't know your senator, give your state and they will connect you.
- A staff member will likely answer; tell him or her that you are calling to urge the senator to protect Medicaid funding as part of the deficit negotiation package.
Afterwards, don't forget to share this campaign on Facebook and tweet it on Twitter to get your friends involved.
- If extreme cuts to Medicaid are included, it could cut funding for nursing home residents, forcing many seniors to be kicked out of their nursing homes; and eliminate access to quality health care for millions of children, meaning sick kids wouldn't be able to see a doctor.
- Extreme cuts would have a significant and harmful effect on state economies and jobs. Across the country, federal Medicaid assistance helps foster millions in business activity and supports thousands of jobs.
- When seniors, children, and people with disabilities are given medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less depressed and are better able to maintain financial stability.
The Flip Side of the Coin -Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security and Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights| Posted on: July 08, 2011 at 09:55 am
The temperature is rising in Washington over negotiations on cutting federal spending as part of a deal to reduce the deficit and raise the country's legal borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling.
There's a lot on the line for women and families: Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, maternal and child health programs, Head Start, unemployment insurance, and more are at risk of being cut dramatically. At the same time, some political leaders are threatening to cause the United States to default in order to protect tax breaks for the super-duper rich.
It's a price we can't afford to pay. Hedge fund managers and CEOs with corporate jets are one side of the coin. The rest of us are the Flip Side of the Coin, and we want to hear from you. Tell us what domestic programs have meant for you and your family!