Navigation Links
Statement by AARP CEO Bill Novelli on President Bush's State of the Union
Date:1/28/2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP CEO Bill Novelli made the following statement today in response to President Bush's State of the Union address:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO )

"We hope that the President's words tonight help move us beyond rhetoric and towards bipartisan solutions that are fair for all generations. Congress and the Administration must come together, openly debate all available options, and solve our health care and economic crises.

"Despite Washington's history of gridlock, the bipartisan compromise reached last week between the House and the Administration on an economic stimulus package is a good start. While quick action is critical, the Senate deserves an opportunity to make its mark on the compromise; the proposal now under development in the Finance Committee would better target relief to those who need it the most and more quickly stimulate the economy. But the recent bipartisan action is reason to be optimistic other such agreements are possible.

"We urge Congress and the Administration to continue this spirit of bipartisan cooperation to begin developing solutions to our most important domestic problems - ensuring access to affordable health care and lifetime economic security.

"As much of the country is focused on the election season, it is imperative that Washington not abandon the needs of the American people. While comprehensive health care reform and Social Security solvency legislation are not likely to be addressed before the 2008 presidential elections, Congress and the Administration have important opportunities this year to make progress toward the broader initiatives of affordable health care and retirement security. AARP stands ready to work with policymakers to secure enactment of health IT, comparative effectiveness research, and e-prescribing, as well as legislation to expand retirement savings options, such as auto-enrolled IRA's.

"It is time for our leaders to break the gridlock and begin to move forward. The crises that face our nation are not insurmountable, but they will require the cooperation of both parties to solve."

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 not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AARP
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Eli Lilly and Company on Dr. David Egilman Settlement:
2. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
3. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
5. Statement by Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
6. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
7. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
8. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
10. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
11. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... 38-Year-Old Plastic Surgeon Gill at Aesthetic Surgery Center is Saluted ... announce that Plastic Surgeon Kiranjeet Gill has been awarded as one of the 15th ... award that was started in 2003 to salute young achievers in Southwest Florida who ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... September 21, ... ... **An FDAnews Webinar**, Sept. 26, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, ... exacting business. It’s easy to get things wrong, run afoul of The Quality ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... SABRE ... to run from September 11 to the end of November. , The Chicago, Illinois, ... to their community and teach them about the ease of taking their personal safety ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... with Infinity Behavioral Health Services for professionals in the addiction treatment industry entitled: ... Audit . , Insurance companies and state and federal governments are increasingly ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... FDAnews Management Report**, http://www.fdanews.com/products/54818-promotional-communication      , In the competitive world of drug ... get while staying in compliance with FDA rules. , The FDA has issued ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed sound ... ... Jim Bertolina, PhD ... Tom Tefft ... device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in ... it has been ranked #1 by its users for the ... 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end ... medical centers over 200 beds and holds one of the ... survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: