Donald Trump and his colleagues in the Republican party are taking their opportunity at unified government as an opportunity to declare war on Medicare.
Trump announced that he will appoint Rep. Tom Price as his Secretary of Health and Human Services. Within minutes Speaker Paul Ryan praised the selection saying “[Price] is the absolute perfect choice for HHS Secretary.” Ryan must be downright giddy over this appointment since Rep. Price has been a consistent ally in their fight to dismantle Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Earlier this month Price confirmed Republicans commitment to destroy Medicare through a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation. If successful, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Tom Price could bypass a Democratic filibuster to destroy Medicare – forcing seniors to pay out-of-pocket for private health insurance plans.
As HHS Secretary, Price will oversee a $1 trillion budget, including Medicare and Medicaid, which affect over 100 million Americans.
Tom Price has been appointed to destroy Medicare. We must fight back. Tell Paul Ryan and Tom Price: No one voted to destroy Medicare! Sign the petition!