AARP and AMA endorse health insurance bill
Today, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Medical Association (AMA) came out in support of our health insurance reform bill.
They are part of a growing list of hundreds of advocacy groups that support our plan to put Americans and small businesses back in charge of their health care choices, make coverage more affordable for everyone, and hold insurance companies accountable – stopping their worst practices like denying you coverage because of a pre-existing condition, dropping your coverage when you get sick, or arbitrarily hiking up your premiums.
AARP Board Chair Bonnie M. Cramer announced why the AARP supports our legislation:
“The legislative package cracks down on insurance company abuses and protects and strengthens guaranteed benefits in Medicare, the program millions of our members depend on and in which millions more will soon enroll.”
“It closes the dreaded Medicare Part D ‘doughnut hole,’ a gap in prescription drug coverage that is life-threatening for many.”
“And it improves efforts to crack down on fraud and waste in Medicare, strengthening the program for today’s seniors and future generations… “
“It also limits insurance companies’ ability to charge higher premiums based solely on age.”