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Date:9/3/2009

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.


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