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Courtesy of  Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
Founder, Democracy for America

Republicans lost big in the election, but John Boehner is trying to force his right-wing agenda on the American people anyway. Republicans in Congress are taking advantage of the fiscal showdown and trying to jam through massive cuts to Medicare that would be devastating to America’s seniors.

We need to stop them. DFA members in all 50 states need to stand up right now and tell their Senators to take Medicare off the table before Republicans force a bad deal on the American people. But we need to raise at least $50,000 by the end of the day to make that campaign successful.

Can you chip in $3 right now to protect Medicare from Republican cuts?

Simply put, the Republican plan to cut Medicare by raising the eligibility age is a foolish idea. Here’s why:

  • Raising the retirement age doesn’t save the federal government all that much money
  • Private insurers can charge seniors up to three times as much money as younger, healthier patients — meaning many of our seniors can’t afford private coverage in the years leading up to Medicare eligibility
  • Medicare is our country’s only universal healthcare program and it has the lowest administration costs of any healthcare plan in the country

No deal is better than a bad deal for America’s seniors. Democrats need to stand strong against right-wing attacks on Medicare.

Please contribute $3 to protect Medicare.

Thank you for everything you do.


Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
Founder, Democracy for America

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