Rep. Dave Reichert (WA) published a blog post today: "AARP Leaves Questions Unaswered." Please read the following excerpt:
This bill would make great strides for all of our members and their families….”
AARP said July 14, as House Committees prepared to review and amend the health care overhaul bill in the House which contains nearly $500 billion in Medicare cuts.
Last week, the Senate Finance Committee passed its version of health reform, and so, it appears, that the health care battle will continue to chug along with cuts to Medicare that will affect up to 14 million seniors across the country (14,000 in Washington State) and force them off of much-needed supplemental coverage providing them with critical benefits, such as prescription drugs.
Why would a seniors’ advocacy group support such drastic cuts to Medicare? It simply does not add up.