Health Care and the Fiscal Cliff
There's no question that it's important for our nation's leaders to grow our economy and add jobs. They also intend to address our fiscal health and work to reduce the budget deficit.
It is critical that budget decisions are balanced and protect vulnerable people. Some leaders – including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – would cut health care programs like Medicaid, putting the burden on low-income and middle class families. But non-partisan, independent research shows there's a better way.
By closing tax loopholes for the super rich, responsibly reducing military spending, and eliminating waste, we can reduce our deficit by trillions - that's Trillions with a 'T.'
That's why we've created this Budget and Fiscal Cliff Center. Here, you can learn all about the budget fight and find out what you can do to protect vital health care programs during the upcoming negotiations!
During the next weeks and months, our nation's leaders will be focused on our nation's fiscal health and will be trying to reach agreement on reducing the budget deficit. What we want to know is what choices you would make. Use our brand new deficit savings generator and help find responsible ways to reduce the deficit. Then, share your custom budget plan with your friends.
Congressional leaders are pushing to complete a deficit plan by the end of the year. Some leaders are pushing to cut health care. But independent research shows there's a better way. If you want to see deficit reduction that takes a balanced approach – NOT extreme plans that cut health care – now is the time to act. Click here and help protect health care during the upcoming budget fight.
With upcoming negotiations over the debt ceiling and a looming budget fight, health care is still at risk. That's why Families USA is launching our brand new eBook, Oh, the Choices You'll Make. Check it out to learn what's at stake for health care, then help spread the word by sharing it with your friends AND by changing your Facebook profile picture to one of the characters in our book.
Want to learn more on the coming major decisions in Congress that could affect your health care? Check out our blog series and find out everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff and how we can both reduce the deficit and protect Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act.
Part 1: The Looming Threat to Every Major Health Care Initiative | Part 2: Be an Authority on Health Care and the Fiscal Cliff | Part 3: Women's Health and the Budget | Part 4: Seniors' Health and the Budget | Part 5: People with Disabilities Have Much at Stake | Part 6: Latinos Say 'No' to Medicaid Cuts | Part 7: Healthy Children, Healthy Families, and a Healthy Budget