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Tuesday Night Policy Call Series: Feb. 5th Recap -- Budget Updates and Rx Savings with Margarida Jorge

Heard about PHAN’s Tuesday Night Policy Call Series? It’s a great, easy way to get the latest updates and the nitty-gritty details on the health care issues that matter most to you, whether you’re on the drive home from work, making dinner, or putting in a late night at the office. 

Calls happen every other Tuesday night, from 6:00 - 7:00pm, and after each call, we’ll post a recap right here on our blog.

Cut Drug Costs, Not Benefits: A Roadmap for Responsible Savings in Federal Health Care Programs

A temporary repreive from automatic, across-the-board cuts. Potential standoffs in Washington around raising the nation's debt limit and funding operations for the federal government. A faction in Congress that's determined to extract painful cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in return for any action to allow the nation to pay its bills and grow the economy.

What does this all mean for us, as advocates for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

Cutting Medicaid: Bad for Families, Bad for the Economy

We cannot allow the health and security of our most vulnerable citizens to be sacrificed in a deficit deal that asks everything of those that have the least, and nothing of those that have the most. Keeping the Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of income-earners and refusing to put reasonable revenue increases and defense cuts on the table -- and looking to Medicare and Medicaid as sources for steep cuts -- is a choice that hurts us all.

Medicaid Matters: 

For People with Disabilities: 

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