Fight Looms Over Future of Social Security, Medicare

From workdayminnesota.org, 12/11/16:  WASHINGTON:  Led by National Nurses United and aided by 250,000 signatures from members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a coalition of progressive groups delivered more than a million names on petitions to Congress to save Social Security and Medicare against threatened Republican cuts and privatization.  And they picked up support from key congressional Democrats, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Both warned the GOP to keep “Hands off Medicare!” as Schumer put it, lest Republicans suffer electoral retribution from outraged seniors and the rest of the country.  “Privatizing lets the insurance companies do what they want, and the doctors, too…without regard to what patients can afford,” Schumer said.“This is a war on seniors.”  Read entire article here.