Navigation Links
Visit AARP's 'Kernels for Healthcare Reform' and Cast Your Vote
Date:9/3/2009

AARP Brings the Health Reform Facts to the State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grab your corn kernels and get ready to cast your vote for why you think the nation needs health reform. AARP invites you to take part in the national health reform debate right here at the Minnesota State Fair.

Whether it be to lower healthcare costs, make health care more accessible, improve Medicare or lower prescription drug costs, State Fair -goers can share their opinion by voting with corn kernels at two different locations at the Fair:

  • On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., AARP will be in Carousel Park at the Minnesota State Fair with health care reform information for fairgoers and health screenings provided by Walgreen's.
  • Every day of the Fair, visit AARP's booth in the Education Building, and cast your kernel. Fairgoers can also get helpful facts about the debate and share their opinions on comment cards.

"Minnesotans are very engaged in the current national debate on health reform, and we think it's important to give people the facts and the opportunity to state their opinion and share their story," said AARP State Director Michele Kimball.

The State Fair is just one way AARP is reaching out to Minnesotans about this debate. AARP has been conducting a series of "teletown" hall meetings with its members to discuss health care reform throughout August. Thousands of members across the state have joined in these conversations to learn more about how the proposals will affect them -- and to ask questions about health reform.

"Our health care system costs too much, wastes too much, makes too many mistakes and gives us back too little value for our money," said AARP State Director Michele Kimball. "AARP wants to see meaningful health reform enacted this year."

The efforts at the state fair - and the teletown hall meetings -- are being held in part to help debunk some of the myths about health care reform and clear up misinformation aimed at older Minnesotans.

"There are special interest groups trying to block progress on health care reform by using myths and scare tactics. These include the notion that health care reform would ration care, hurt Medicare or be a government takeover," said AARP State Director Michele Kimball. "We want to debunk these false statements and have a discussion about the facts."

For more information about AARP's health reform efforts, visit www.healthactionnow.org.

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, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; 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 Minnesota
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
2. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
3. 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
4. St. Christophers Foundation For Children Ronald McDonald(R) Care Mobile Making Tri-State Visits to Provide Dental Care to Children at No Cost
5. Washington Capitals to Visit Patients at Childrens National Medical Center, Announce Launch of Initiative to Fight Pediatric Cancer
6. President Musevenis Visit Protested by HIV/AIDS Experts
7. Chicago Bears Players Visit Hospitalized Veterans
8. Red Cross President Visits Flooded Regions in Mexico
9. HHS Secretary to Visit Pike Place Market to Discuss Import Safety, Preview Trip to China
10. HHS Secretary to Visit ToysRUs to Discuss Import Safety, Preview Trip to China
11. Out of hours doctors reluctant to do home visits, say patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/6/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... With ... and easily add warm color grades to their footage. A LUT is a Lookup ... pixel's color to the corresponding color indicated by the table. By manipulating each pixel, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... florist-quality long-stem roses in a variety of colors, assortments and packaging. This staple for ... at any King Kullen location. , For Valentine’s Day, not only are long-stem ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The event is being held on April 7, ... Minneapolis, Minn. Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the care ... with Parkinson’s disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise awareness ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Freed-Hardeman University President ... have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. The agreement, which ... baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows students to be jointly ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel ... top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  ivWatch, a medical devices company, is ... Award granted by Governor Terry McAuliffe,s office. ivWatch ... February 25th at an event to be held at the ... award honors professionals and business that have made significant contributions ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160205/330117LOGO ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jsc97m/global ... "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jsc97m/global ... "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> Research ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Dehaier Medical ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells ... China and international markets, ... which aims to concentrate the Company,s resources to ... respiratory business and to focus more on its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: