Marie and Donald have Medicare to thank for their home and health. Medicare and supplemental insurance covered all costs for Donald's back surgery and pneumonia treatment.
Health Care Under Attack | Our Stories
Guaranteed health care benefits for 59 million Americans is now at risk. The Trumpcare plan, introduced in March by President Donald Trump, Secretary Tom Price and Speaker Paul Ryan, weakens Medicare’s funding, slashes Medicaid and will allow insurance companies to dramatically increase premiums for older people as well as those who live in rural communities.
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New Haven, CT
Edie Fishman is legally blind and living with osteoporosis, but can continue to reside comfortably and independently in her home.
Diane Fleming, 75, worked for United Airlines for 39 years, but when United filed for bankruptcy, her pension was dramatically cut. A few years after enrolling in Medicare, Diane was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Donna Cutler, 76, recently spent a week in the hospital to address an issue with her oxygen levels. Although no surgery was required, the bill came to almost $50,000. Fortunately, Medicare covered the cost.
Mount Rainier, Maryland
Susan Flashman, 61, is a retired electrician. She worked for more than 25 years. In 2011, at age 57, she needed brain surgery due to a tumor. Susan’s hospital bills alone were more than $100,000.
Jody Weinreich, 66, lost her job at Tama Manufacturing at age 61 when the factory closed and moved to Mexico. The national exchange created by the Affordable Care Act covered her until she qualified for Medicare.
Francena Dwyer would like to remind Congress that a person’s health can change overnight. An English professor at a community college in Connecticut for more than 20 years until her deteriorating health forced her to retire..
West Nyack, New York
Sharon Moore, 75, is grateful for Medicare’s guaranteed benefits. She says that without them, she is afraid she would not be able to afford her prescriptions & would likely have to sell the house she has lived in for 22 years
Rebecca Freund, 62, has Medicare to thank for her medical needs being met the past 9 years. With her disability, she says she might be out on the street without Medicare.
“While I was in the workforce I answered the call when there was an emergency to keep the public warm and to keep the lights on.. Now I need Medicare to hold me fast now so I can monitor and keep myself healthy."
With careful planning, Tracy Cuccia, 56, was able to retire at 55. She says that changing the rules midstream unfairly affects those who planned ahead - and made their decisions when Medicare eligibility was promised at 65.
“My Medicare costs are already almost $4,000 per year just with premiums. People don’t realize how much seniors are paying as it is,” she said...Read More
Siler City, North Carolina
Louis Forrisi, of Siler City, North Carolina, appreciates Medicare after his recent knee replacement. "Medicare took care of everything from hospital bills to physical therapy, and it paid for a walker as well"... Read More
Gail Rygiewicz, 67, of Franksville, Wisconsin is grateful for Medicare. “Medicare has allowed me to maintain an independent lifestyle without relying on my children to help me financially,”... Read More
Diana Madoshi, 69, of Rocklin, California started working at age 17, then put herself thorough school all the time that she worked – sometimes two jobs. Now without Medicare, her health would... Read More
Don Bennett, of Burien, Washington, 74, has been retired from the U.S. Postal Service for 11 years. He feels fortunate to have the quality of life that he enjoys during retirement - in large part due to Medicare... Read More
George Nolan, 74, of Garland, Texas was healthy until 2013, when a doctor told him that due to cardiomyopathy, his heart was only functioning at 10%. He received a pacemaker and has submitted information to obtai.. Read More