Monday, October 31, 2011

The Ties That Bind: Our Health, Our Families, Our Future

Members of First Pittsburgh NOW (National Organization for Women), South Hills NOW and East End NOW joined with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network in Wilkinsburg last week to send a message to Sen. Pat Toomey to "Keep Pennsylvania Covered."   This YouTube video shows the quilt squares they made and tells why each person wants Senator Tommey to keep the "Super Committee's" hands off of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

As PHAN says on their website about the quilt,

"...a new Congressional 'Super Committee' is charged with reducing the nation's deficit by $1.5 trillion. While some on the committee favor a balanced, responsible approach that includes both revenue increases and spending reductions, others, like our own Senator Pat Toomey, are looking at a cuts-only, 'slash and burn' approach that could jeopardized the health and well being of thousands of senior, kids and people with disabilities here in PA who rely on Medicare and Medicaid [as well as Social Security] to maintain their health and dignity...

The Super Committee must vote on its plan by Nov. 23rd, before sending it on to Congress for a vote in late December."
That's why we need to act now, before the Super Committee votes. You too can tell Senator Toomey at his website to leave our health care and Social Security alone.

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