President-Elect Donald Trump promised he wasn’t going to change Medicare if elected. But his pick for health and human services secretary, Tom Price, has been a vocal supporter of dismantling Medicare and leaving seniors to pick up the tab.
More than 55 million Americans currently depend on Medicare—and that’s not counting the working people who are depending on it when they retire in the future. We can’t let anyone undermine it. So we’re calling on our members of Congress to stand against Price’s nomination for secretary of health and human services.
The petition says the following:
Congressman Tom Price is wholly unsuited to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services—an agency that has a profound impact on the health and security of every American family. Rep. Price has fought to weaken the very programs that he has been nominated to oversee. I strongly urge you to oppose the confirmation of Rep. Price as HHS secretary.
Tom Price believes that Medicare has had “a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care” than any other factor. He’s eager to demolish health care for seniors by replacing Medicare with vouchers and wants to allow doctors to raise prices on seniors.
We won’t go back to a time when working people had to decide between going hungry or paying big fees to go see a doctor or get the vital medicine they need.