A few days ago, The Hill newspaper reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Republicans are prioritizing the dismantling of health care for millions of Americans – and that includes Medicare. They think they have a mandate to destroy Medicare, despite the fact that poll after poll shows Americans oppose cuts to their earned Medicare benefits.
This week, tens of thousands of people across the country will be joining a call-in day to Congress to demand their representative oppose cuts to Medicare.
Ryan’s plan, if implemented, would make seniors pay more but get less, plus it would raise the Medicare eligibility age. We can stop this from happening – there already are some Republicans who are getting nervous about supporting Medicare cuts – but only if we put pressure on our representatives to do the right thing.
Now is the time to make your voice heard.