“AARP remains steadfastly opposed to the Senate health bill. As with the House health bill, this Senate bill would cut Medicaid funding, impose an Age Tax by exorbitantly increasing insurance costs for older Americans, and does absolutely nothing to lower health care and drug costs.
“Yesterday’s report by the nonpartisan CBO confirms that Medicaid would experience even more drastic cuts in the second 10 year period, with reductions of over one third of the program, or 35 percent.
“We recommit to holding accountable those who vote to give huge tax breaks to drug and insurance companies and then shift the costs of health care onto older Americans.
“AARP continues to oppose this Senate bill and we urge Senators to vote ‘NO.'”About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visitwww.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media. SOURCE AARP