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New Year's Resolution for Illinois Lawmakers: Fix Broken Health Care System
Date:12/31/2008

AARP Calls on Legislature to Make Health Care Top Priority in 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Bob Gallo, Senior State Director of AARP Illinois:

The economic situation is forcing more Illinois families to face a broken health care system. Everyday an increasing number of people are cutting back on necessities in order to pay for health care and delaying seeing their doctor because it's too expensive. High health care costs are leaving many unable to afford the care they need.

Enough is enough. AARP is calling on the Illinois General Assembly to make a New Year's resolution to fix the state's health care system. The people of Illinois are losing the battle against a health care system that is unaffordable and inadequate and it's time for all of our state lawmakers to make health care a top priority.

AARP is advocating for health care quality measures to establish needed reforms in the insurance industry, helping to ensure people are not denied coverage because of pre-existing health conditions, their age or other factors. We will press for the expansion of health insurance through Medicaid to cover people between the ages of 50-64, and work to ensure Illinois pays its health care bills on time so people can get care when they need it.

This New Year's resolution will require lawmakers to break through political gridlock and set aside partisan bickering to focus on health care solutions that work. AARP is dedicated to working with the General Assembly to ensure Illinois residents have affordable access to the health care they need and deserve.


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