Stop the Republican attack on Medicare (sign the petition)

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Stop Republicans in Congress from gutting Medicare.

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump:
"Do not cut, privatize, weaken or otherwise damage Medicare or Social Security. We should expand these successful programs – not cut them."

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Dear 5849376,

Stop the Republican attack on Medicare

Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they can't afford it. But Republicans in Congress, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are making plans right now to privatize Medicare and hand it over to greedy insurance companies.1

The fight over the future of Medicare could come to a head as soon as the next session of Congress starts in January.

Add your name to our petition now and Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver it to Republicans in Congress next week. We need to make it clear that any attempt to privatize, cut, weaken or damage Medicare or Social Security is completely unacceptable.

Sign the petition: Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click here to sign the petition.

Speaker Ryan has wanted to destroy Medicare for years. His ultimate goal is to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a privatized program in which seniors would get federal vouchers to help offset the cost of premiums charged by commercial insurance plans. It's a trick designed to create the appearance of cutting costs by shifting some of the financial burden from the federal government to America's seniors.

During the campaign, Trump repeatedly pledged that he would not attack Medicare. But then, just two weeks after the election, his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway admitted that he would "take a look at Speaker Ryan's proposal."2 One thing's for certain: We can't trust Trump, Rep. Ryan or Sen. McConnell to do what's right for America's seniors.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is adamant that Democrats in Congress will remain united in opposing the imminent Republican attack on Medicare.3 But with Republicans in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, we need a powerful show of grassroots opposition now to show Rep. Ryan, Sen. McConnell and Trump that we won't tolerate any attacks on Medicare or the rest of our social safety net.

Sign the petition: Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click here to sign the petition.

Thanks for everything you do.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. Michael Hiltzik, "Paul Ryan is Determined to Gut Medicare. This Time he Might Succeed," Los Angeles Times, Nov. 23, 2016.
  2. Matt Shuham, "Conway: Trump Will Look At Paul Ryan's Plan, Other Medicare 'Alternatives' (VIDEO)," Talking Points Memo, Nov. 23, 2016.
  3. Greg Sargent, "Democrats Will Hold Firm Against Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan, Pelosi Vows," The Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2016.

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