Given the programs’ popularity, the only way to break Social Security and Medicare is an economic shock. It’s possible that manufacturing such a shock is behind Republicans’ refusal to raise the debt ceiling.
Even as labor negotiations continue to be inhibited by rising healthcare costs, labor refuses to expose the corruption and waste within the ongoing privatization of Medicare, harming its members, reducing union credibility, and contributing to the downward spiral of health benefits for all. The promotion of an official AFL-CIO Medicare Advantage plan and a do-nothing attitude towards ACO REACH must end.
“Social Security and Medicare are on the ballot next month,” said Matt Gertz of Media Matters for America. “If the American public doesn’t know that, it’s in part because the press isn’t telling them.”
We can't call people moderate Democrats if they vote against child care, paid leave, health care, and addressing climate change.
This is the Democratic agenda, it's the president's agenda, and it's what we promised people across America. Now we must deliver. pic.twitter.com/S0dK8tGLPV
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) August 15, 2021