AARP: (Ryan) Budget Would Upend Vital Programs and Shift Costs to Older Americans

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    “Budget Would Upend Vital Programs - AARP

    AARP: (Ryan) Budget Would Upend Vital Programs and Shift Costs to Older Americans

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2011

    CONTACT Media Relations 202-434-2560

    AARP: Budget Would Upend Vital Programs and Shift Costs to Older Americans

    Acknowledges bipartisan effort needed to strengthen Social Security

    WASHINGTON— AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to the budget proposal released today by U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan:

    “AARP believes that as Members of Congress consider proposals to address our nation’s fiscal challenges, they must be mindful of the impact on real people, not just the numbers. While the House Budget Committee Chairman’s proposal offers new ideas for confronting the deficit, AARP believes the proposal lacks balance and would result in a large cost shift to current and future retirees.

    “The Chairman’s proposal, rather than tackling skyrocketing health care costs, would simply shift these costs onto the backs of people in Medicare. It would undermine Medicare’s promise of secure health coverage—a guarantee that future seniors have contributed to through a lifetime of hard work. If Congress is serious about reining in Medicare costs, it can start by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices and speeding up access to generic versions of expensive biologic drugs..."”
     
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    The AARP sold out our senior citizens a long time ago

    follow the money people
     
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    The op is on the 2011 version, 2012 amended. Get the facts, folks.
     
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    The new version doesn't shift costs to old folks?
     
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    Why don't you read it? A start:

    Robert J. Samuelson: Ryan's Medicare plan might work, a study says | Deseret News


     
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    The GOP sold seniors out decades ago, fought Social Security for over 70 years and Medicare for over 40 years, from the beginning
     
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    I have. The value of the voucher seniors are given is capped, independent of the actual health costs they face.

    That's called shifting risk (and costs) to seniors. AARP's point stands.
     
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    Looks like the older folks aren't loving it.

    [​IMG]

    And hot on the heels of that Pew poll is the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll:

     
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    Got any proof ?
     
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    AARP's primary purpose is to sell insurance. They are lobbyists for Health Insurance. They lean left and certainly do not represent this Senior and I am not alone. I joined and then quit after finding out their true objective.
     
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