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Take Action - Urge President to Reconsider Bad Deal
Congressional Republicans are already on record supporting the destruction of Medicare and Medicaid as well as accelerated cuts to Social Security benefits. We must stop President Obama from conceding to their unreasonable demands!
Today it was reported that President Obama will agree to deep cuts in Social Security and Medicare in order to get agreement from Republicans to increase taxes. NOW strongly objects to these harmful concessions and urges the president to reconsider. The changes being discussed involve a switch to a Cost-of-Living (COLA) adjustment (for a slower inflation rate), which would result in substantial benefit cuts for the oldest retirees -- mostly women -- and possibly a hike of the full retirement age to 69 -- another serious benefit cut. Without question, many millions of elderly women will fall below the poverty line as a result.
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Additionally, reductions in funding for the federal Medicare program will mean that senior women -- who have more health care needs than senior men and substantially less income -- will have to pay more. NOW says that these changes represent a serious threat to the most vulnerable among us and urges activists to call and email President Obama objecting to these harmful concessions. Call and email NOW!
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