Today is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime. Millions of voters will head to the polls and decide on the kind of future we want for our country. Ballots cast today will decide issues of economic fairness, equality under the law and whether our government is truly “of the people, by the people and for the people.” For over 30 years, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has worked to expand fair access to quality health care for our nation’s most at-risk people. We believe that access to quality health coverage is a human right – not a privilege reserved for the protected and powerful. As such, we have kept Medicare in the forefront of candidates’ and voters’ minds during this election season.
Medicare itself is one of the most important social reforms ever enacted in the United States. Its very existence has moved us ever closer to recognizing health care equality for our citizenry. Unfortunately, that progress is being threatened by those who have vowed to let Medicare “whither on the vine.”
Over the last few weeks, our #SaveMedicareNow campaign focused on issues relevant to Medicare’s future. We have focused on the importance of Medicare to young people; the imbalance between private Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare; and the impact of tax cuts and the deficit.
Today you get to decide which candidates will best protect Medicare for current and future beneficiaries. Exercise your right to vote and take your family and friends to the polls with you. Vote to #SaveMedicareNow.
- Find your polling place and registration status at https://www.nass.org/can-i-vote/find-your-polling-place.
- Continue to ask your current legislators to protect Medicare at https://savemedicarenow.org/actions/2018/8/29/ask-current-legislators-to-protect-medicare
- Use this Action Kit to share your story and promote these tools using the hashtag #SaveMedicareNow: https://savemedicarenow.org/actions/2018/8/29/action-kit-stay-engaged-ask-questions