Anne Hammer is one of millions of elderly Americans who could face a substantial tax hike in 2018 depending on the final negotiations over the Republican tax bill. Hammer is 71. Like many seniors, her medical bills are piling up.
The organization dedicated to lobbying for older Americans over 50 years old took issue not only with some of the cuts the legislation would make but also the circumstances in which it was devised. "This new Senate bill was crafted in secrecy behind closed doors without a single hearing or open debate-and it shows," AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond said in a statement.
"The American Health Care Act as it reads now is a high cost, high risk health care bill," says South Dakota AARP Director of Communications Leah Ganschow. "There is the age tax which is the piece of the bill that we particularly take opposition to," says Ganschow.
The influential American Medical Association, AARP and two major hospital groups all came out against a new amendment unveiled this week that would let states to weaken some of Obamacare's key protections for those with pre-existing conditions and for older enrollees. The so-called MacArthur amendment, authored by moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, would let states allow insurers to offer less comprehensive policies and to charge people more based on their health status.
The Obamacare repeal blueprint that President Donald Trump and House Republican leaders are trying to slam through the House this week is horrible enough, ripping away insurance from millions and giving a huge tax break to the wealthy . But if some Republicans get their way, a bill that would threaten our DNA privacy could be part of the follow-up legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act.
The president told legislators for a second time this week that he expects the health bill to keep moving through Congress quickly, as he promised this law would fulfill Obama's unmet promises. "There's a pretty big the medical-industrial complex in America", Rep. Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told reporters.
It was quickly condemned by Heritage Action and other conservative groups. Moderate Republicans, like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, expressed skepticism.
Rick Klein and Shushannah Walshe : "Get ready for Trump at war. That's what it will take if President Trump hopes to salvage his health care bill - and it is his bill now - against the accumulated weight of the AARP, the House Freedom Caucus, GOP senators including Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, Heritage, the Club for Growth, tea party groups and even, yes, Breitbart News.
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Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stopped in Los Angeles Friday to call on his supporters to get behind a California ballot initiative that proposes a way to decrease prescription drug costs in the Golden State. Hundreds of nurses, members of AARP and his supporters gathered at a rally outside the American Federation of Musicians Hall in Hollywood for what they hoped to hear and missed from the U.S. Senator from Vermont: a charged, heated speech on why supporting Proposition 61 was the beginning of a revolution against big drug companies.
Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte had their first candidate forum of the general election Monday morning in Manchester. At the AARP-sponsored event, the U.S. Senate candidates focused on Social Security and Medicare.
Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press- NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years.