The Latest : Medicare, Social Security & Long Term Care
Right now, the Governor's office and leadership are debating the future of Medicaid and other critical safety net programs. While the budget crisis is daunting, there is one solution that takes a huge step towards fixing this problem: The cigarette tax.
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CIGARETTE TAX WILL ELIMINATE 26% OF THE BUDGET PROBLEM.
Medicaid is facing devastating cuts without additional funding!
- Medicaid current budget shortfall: $2.7 billion
Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol
By: Alex Degman | April 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — As talks about deep Medicaid cuts pick up steam, so are the buses carrying people protesting them.
Dozens of people came to the Capitol Wednesday to protest what they say are unfair and inhumane cuts to the Medicaid program.
On July 21st, over 150 people gathered outside of the Social Security Main Offices in downtown Chicago to call a stop to the proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act. Enthusiastic clergy, senior citizens, disabled Americans, and youth made sure folks in the Social Security offices, as well as the Senatorial offices across the street, heard loud and clear "Hands Off"!
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