Right now, the House of Representatives is considering Republican Representative Paul Ryan’s proposed budget plan and they'll vote on it by the end of this week.
Representative Ryan's plan slashes $1.43 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid, putting seniors’ health and financial security at risk. What’s more, under Representative Ryan’s budget, 30 million children could lose access to health coverage and middle-class families would see their taxes increase.
At the same time, Republicans are proposing to extend tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires!
That’s right, Republican leadership is padding the pockets of the wealthy while undermining access to health care for the people who need it the most.
Don’t let this irresponsible, anti-senior, and anti-child budget pass the House.
Send a message to the Republican leadership in Congress and urge your representative to vote NO on the House Republican budget.
As a strong supporter of America’s seniors, I am writing because I strongly disagree with the House Republican budget recently introduced by Representative Ryan and currently being voted on in the House of Representatives.
Representative Ryan’s budget would cut $1.43 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid, which would have a major, adverse impact on seniors—especially seniors who require long-term care services and supports. This proposal will inevitably result in seniors losing the care they need at a time when they need it the most.
When seniors are left without care, their family members may have to give up their jobs to take care of their loved ones full-time—putting a strain on families who are already struggling in this recovering economy.
But seniors and their caregivers aren’t the only ones hurt by this budget plan. The damaging cuts proposed to Medicaid will cause major harm to children needing basic health care. Up to 30 million children who depend on Medicaid to get access to basic health care could lose their coverage.
Representative Ryan’s plan eliminates tax credits that will make health insurance premiums more affordable for millions of Americans, effectively raising taxes for the middle class.
At a time when we are still recovering from the economic recession, Americans want solutions that will help seniors, children, and the middle class, not dangerous politicking that will hurt consumers. I urge Congress to reject this irresponsible budget and focus on real solutions that will make a difference for American families.
Thank you for your time,
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