Don't Let Washington Cut Medicare Benefits!
- by: AARP
- target: Congress and President Obama
Right now, some politicians in Washington are trying to cram changes to Medicare benefits into a last-minute budget deal before the end of the year. This change would raise the Medicare eligibility age to 67, shifting thousands of dollars in costs to seniors and making Medicare premiums more expensive.
Washington should be having an open discussion about how to strengthen Medicare, not cutting the benefits millions rely on as part of a short-sighted budget deal.
Tell Congress and President Obama: Don't raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of a last-minute budget deal!
Millions of seniors rely on Medicare to access affordable healthcare, and short-sighted decisions made to push through a last-minute budget deal will harm today's seniors, and their children and grandchildren.
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Raising the Medicare eligibility age would shift thousands of dollars in costs to seniors, drive up premium costs, and even make insurance more expensive for businesses and the private market.
We deserve an open, thoughtful public discussion about how to strengthen Medicare, and I am opposed to a short-sighted deal that cuts Medicare benefits to reduce the deficit.
As your constituent, I urge you to reject cuts raising the eligibility age as part of a last-minute deal to reduce the deficit.