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Sep 26, 2017
AARP Statement on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
AARP relieved that older Americans will be spared the harmful impact of Graham-Cassidy bill

En español | WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today issued the following statement in response to the decision not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

“The Senate leadership’s decision to not bring the Graham-Cassidy bill up for a vote shows that the voices of the American people are very powerful. The bill would have increased costs, reduced coverage, and expanded the ranks of the uninsured by millions.

“Instead of this harmful bill, we strongly urge Congress to find bipartisan solutions for the problems in our health care system. Older Americans and their families need health care they can afford and rely on.” 

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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 nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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