Americans Demand Hands Off Medicare

Americans Demand Hands Off Medicare

Americans across the country are demanding our government to keep its “hands off Medicare”. Just last week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) joined seniors and activists for a #HandsOffMedicare Press Conference. The seniors and activists then delivered more than one million petition signatures demanding that President Elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) keep their hands off the American people’s earned Medicare benefits.

Please watch and share this message far and wide. Our government must be for the people, not the profits of private insurance companies and their shareholders.

 

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.