Don’t Rob the Elderly of Their Healthcare

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Keep funding for healthcare programs for the elderly intact.

Donald Trump wants to cut as much as $1 trillion from healthcare funding for elderly Americans. In Trump’s latest budget plan, he would like to cut Medicaid over the course of 10 years. Despite Republicans arguing that Medicaid is wasting taxpayer money on able-bodied Americans, roughly 80 percent of recipients are the elderly, children with special needs, and the disabled.

One program that is funded almost entirely by Medicaid is IRIS, an in-home help program for America’s elderly. Under this program, the elderly have direct control over their long-term health needs. Other Medicaid programs help the elderly pay for their prescriptions. Many elderly people have dozens of prescriptions they need filled on a regular basis, which can be very costly without help.

America’s elderly have worked their entire lives. Now, when it is time for them to experience the benefits of that hard work and have someone help them, their country is abandoning them. Sign the petition and demand that Donald Trump not cut healthcare funding for America’s elderly.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

Your recent budget proposal cuts funding for Medicaid. Despite the claims of your party that Medicaid is a drain on taxpayer dollars, Medicaid in fact helps millions of elderly residents and in-need children around the country. To take away their healthcare would throw them and their families into deep financial stress.

If your plan goes through, more than $1 trillion will be cut to Medicaid over the course of a decade. This will leave millions, many of whom are America’s elderly, to fend for themselves. America’s elderly have worked their entire lives for the betterment of the country. However, if your budget is approved, you will have turned your back on them. I demand that you not cut funding to Medicaid.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: CDC/ Judy Schmidt

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2 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    thats not fair!

  2. trump do not channge our healthcare for the mature population!

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