Stop the GOP War on Seniors


Immediately after Election Day, Paul Ryan “justified” his plan to gut Medicare by saying, “because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.” And while the opposite is true (ACA has in fact extended the lifespan of the Medicare Trust Fund), the GOP’s plan to gut the ACA is a self-fulfilling prophecy: Weaken Medicare in order to destroy the program through privatization.

The Republican plan raids $346 billion from the Medicare trust fund to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy, and in turn intentionally weakens Medicare’s finances.

The bill removes protections that limit the amounts health insurance companies can charge older Americans. This would be particularly devastating to people in their fifties and early sixties, who aren't yet eligible for Medicare.

Sign the petition today demanding Congress reject any Republican “healthcare” plan to destroy Medicaid, weaken Medicare and enrich the wealthy at the expense of the the poor, elderly and sick.

To: Congress
From: [Your Name]

The new Republican plan to gut the Affordable Care Act is nothing more than an all-out attack on seniors, the sick and the poor. I urge you to reject any “healthcare” plan that destroys Medicaid, weakens Medicare, and enriches the wealthy at the expense of the poor, elderly, and sick.