Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.
Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured.
Working People Shouldn’t Lose Health Care Coverage:
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement would collapse the insurance market and strip coverage from 30 million Americans.
Workplace Coverage Shouldn’t Be Gutted While the Wealthy Gain Tax Breaks: GOP proposals include a new tax on health coverage workers earn on the job, leading to higher out-of-pocket costs or new taxes for workers. Under the same proposals, the wealthy would enjoy lower taxes.
Medicare Shouldn’t Be Turned Into a Voucher Program: Congressional leaders want to eliminate Medicare as we know it and replace guaranteed health coverage for seniors with a limited coupon or voucher.
Medicaid Funding Shouldn’t Be Cut: Republican plans would force major cuts to Medicaid for people who desperately need it. This includes long-term care for America’s seniors and more than one-third of American children.