How will you work to create the world you envision?
Gray Panthers believe in active engagement. We believe civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving social and economic justice and peace.
We work to:
Create a humane society – one that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions.
Eliminate injustice, discrimination, ageism wherever they exist.
Bring together young and old, women and men of all backgrounds and orientations, to work in unison, with mutual trust and respect.
Make your voice heard!
Gray Panthers work together on the issues you believe in.
Creating a single-payer, universal health care system
Protecting the environment
Promoting peace and international human rights
E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 @ 11:07am
URGENT! MAKE THE PHONE CALLS TODAY!
NY Republican Congressmembers are the swing vote on the health care bill. You can make a difference in their position. Now is the time to contact (800-998-0180) Republican Congressmembers before Thursday's vote.
1. The current bill is a large step backward in ensuring access to health care services. We have particular concerns for the older purchaser, whose insurance costs will skyrocket, and will likely become uninsured and ultimately enroll in Medicare at 65 less healthy and more costly to care for.
2. We are concerned about the proposed structural changes to Medicaid that will result in less federal support for NY's Medicaid eligibles, many of whom are seniors, and the impact on our local hospitals, nursing homes and home care providers.
4. We are concerned that the new amendment to relieve counties in NYS of their capped share of Medicaid costs will only make the situation worse, blowing a hole in the state budget and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill so that we will not see any benefit from Medicaid relief on the property tax payer.
5. Urge that the process slow down to give more constituents a chance to understand the local impact and to give Congress the time to truly create a solution that improves access, lowers costs, enhances quality and does not negatively impact the Medicare Trust Fund solvency.
Urgent - Need for Calls on Wednesday, March 22nd
The House of Representatives is planning to vote on their new version of Trump/RyanCare on Thursday, March 23rd. In addition to all of the other bad things that have recently been added to the bill, the Upstate NY Republicans have made a deal with the President to require that counties in New York State (not New York City) no longer be required to pay the portion of their Medicaid share - about 25%. This is a disaster waiting to happen. There are two New York Times articles linked below: one explains the "New York change" and the other explains the seven revisions currently being made to the bill.
The 7 Big Revisions Republicans Made to Their Health Care Bill, and Why They Made Them provision that would shift Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state was added to the health care bill, a move sought by upstate Republicans. https://nyti.ms/2mLCkPq
E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Gray Panthers meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6am - 8pm
Location: Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan
YOU will make a difference. Our next meeting is on March 16, 2017, 6 PM, at the office of Transportation Alternatives, 111 John Street, Suite 206, New York, NY 10038. Would you like to come? Looking forward to seeing you then.
We are calling upon a cadre of committed volunteers to:
Strategize with local and national groups
Inform and Mobilize the public
Preserve Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid
Educate younger people that we fight for them as well as for older persons
GrayPanthersNYC.org 917 535 0457
“Activism and Advocacy Against Ageism” The Gray Panthers envision a world where the old and the young have much to contribute to make our society more just and humane, and in which each reinforces the other in goals, strategy, and action.