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Even as the Supreme Court considers the landmark Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress are pushing Rep. Ryan’s latest version of his previously rejected budget plan. The Ryan plan would not only repeal Health Care Reform, it would also push Medicare to wither on the vine. Make your voice heard now – contact your Senators and Representatives and say NO!

Rep. Ryan's plan would transform Medicare into a web of private insurance plans and put individuals with Medicare on a strict allowance to fend for themselves in the private insurance market. This proposal would direct billions of taxpayer dollars to insurance corporations, yet allow them to cherry-pick healthier and wealthier customers, leaving the Medicare program to cover those individuals who require the most expensive care – the sickest and the poorest of our nation's older and disabled people.

But that's not all. In addition to the demise of the Medicare program, that millions of American families rely on, Ryan's budget would alsoend most government programs other than Social Security, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs, and even these would be slashed dramatically.

After reviewing the Congressional Budget Office's analysis, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities identified just a few of the hundreds of critical programs that would be severely impacted:

  • Veteran's programs
  • Law Enforcement
  • Border Patrol
  • Highways
  • Medical and Scientific Research
  • National Parks
  • Protection of Food Safety and Water Supply
  • Student Loans
  • Higher Education
Shockingly, at the same time it claims that these extreme and dangerous cuts are necessary, the Ryan plan goes on to provide the nation's wealthiest with ten trillion dollars in new and extended tax cuts. The Ryan budget hands over Medicare to the private insurance industry. It puts corporate profits over people.

Take Action Today!  Here are two ways you can fight back against this assault on Medicare, everyday Americans and the programs they rely on:

  1. 1.  Contact your Senators and Representatives today!

    Tell them the Ryan Budget Plan hurts Medicare, all Americans, and the fiscal stability of our nation. Powerful lobbyists, including the giant insurance industry are counting on your silence.  Demand that your elected officials put the health and well-being of the people ahead of corporations!
     

  2. Help fuel the fight to save Medicare!

    The assault against Medicare and the people it serves is well underway. The time to act is now. You can help preserve Medicare and protect those who need it now and will need it in the future.