Senior citizens are outraged because President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress were just busted for a major lie about Healthcare.
The GOP and Trump campaign in 2016 included a vow to protect Medicare for senior citizens. Now, with the publishing of the Republican health care proposal, it has become clear that the Republicans were less than truthful during the campaign.
Seniors are not going to put up with it, and are going to show resistance in a BIG way!
The nation’s largest organized group of seniors and retirees issued a letter this week spelling out the fraud that Trump and the GOP are perpetrating on the American public. The group announced that Trump’s bill does nothing of what he said he would do during the 2016 campaign.
The AARP issued a statement on Tuesday declaring its opposition to the health care bill touted by GOP leadership this week.
The letter — from one of the most influential groups in domestic policy — is the latest blow for a bill that has already seen opposition from many conservative leaders, media organizations and interest groups.
“This bill would weaken Medicare’s fiscal sustainability, dramatically increase health care costs for Americans aged 50-64 and put at risk the health care of millions of children and adults with disabilities, and poor seniors who depend on the Medicaid program for long-term services and supports and other benefits,” said the letter, signed by Joyce A. Rogers, a senior vice president at AARP.
The group represents millions of seniors across the country and has long opposed any policy it perceives as weakening Medicare, a government health care program exclusively available to the nation’s elderly.
AARP was a crucial backer of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and has repeatedly defended the law over the years.
The AARP letter said Obamacare helped strengthen Medicare, and that a tax cut for higher income workers in the American Health Care Act “could hasten” the program’s insolvency.
Thankfully, Seniors and advocates for senior rights are speaking out loudly about the GOP health care bill, saying it will eventually cost senior Americans more money for less health care quality.
As baby boomers, senior citizens are now one of the Republicans’ largest voter blocks, and without them, Republican politicians can’t possibly win any elections.
AARP also represents millions and millions of American seniors, which makes them a strong force in American political matters….particularly healthcare.
With AARP vehemently opposed to this bill, it appears that it has a very tough if not impossible road to approval.
If by some miracle that it does pass, Republicans will be committing political SUICIDE!