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AARP Applauds Senate for Moving Health Care Reform Forward
Date:12/21/2009

ter for voting to move forward on health care reform to protect guaranteed Medicare benefits and help millions of older Americans overcome the challenges of accessing affordable, quality health services," said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Dick Chevrefils. "The legislation is needed to lower drug costs, provide relief by beginning to limit age discrimination by health insurance companies and strengthen our system of long-term services and supports. We believe this legislation can be improved even further in conference and will be working with our state delegation to make meaningful health care reform a reality."

AARP notified the 111th Congress that it was tracking roll call votes on key legislation important to its nearly 40 million members and reporting the outcomes of these votes back to its members and all older Americans. "When Americans understand the issues and where their lawmakers stand, they can make smart decisions," Chevrefils said. "AARP will be there to give our members, as well as all Americans, the most accurate information we can."

AARP members and all older Americans can see how their representatives voted on health care reform by going to www.aarp.org/governmentwatch. AARP's Government Watch is a one-stop online portal that will be tracking and publicizing every designated key vote on issues facing Americans age 50-plus. A "Key Vote Summary" highlighting votes on these issues will be published at the end of each congressional session.

AARP has 1.9 million members in Pennsylvania. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does
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