In stating their strong opposition to TrumpCare, AARP has cited a variety of issues, such as “shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug companies and health insurance companies.”
In addition, the American Medical Association also calls the GOP healthcare bill “critically flawed”. In a letter to congressional leaders they state: “While we agree that there are problems with the ACA that must be addressed, we cannot support the AHCA as drafted because of the expected decline in health insurance coverage and the potential harm it would cause to vulnerable patient populations.”
TODAY’s 5 Minute Action:
Step 1: Let’s start with AARP today. Thank them for standing up for seniors and for their clear and strong public opposition to TrumpCare. Support their action to tell Congress to vote NO on TrumpCare.
- Write a thank you on AARP’s Facebook page; click here and scroll down to their post about their opposition – https://www.facebook.com/AARP/
- Join AARP’s action to tell your Member of Congress that you oppose the American Health Care Act by clicking here (no $’s required, but you will be opting in to AARP action messages which you can discontinue later): https://action.aarp.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app260b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6356&CMP=EMC-SNG-ADV-OTH-030817&NONCE_TOKEN=7EB84BB1937D6AACF5CC717B104DE6FB
BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!
Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team
For AARP’s complete statement, click here – http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2017/aarp-opposes-healthcare-bill.html
For more information about the AMA’s position, click here – http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/politics/american-medical-association-health-care-bill/index.html