What Is AARP's Strategy Amid Senate Health Bill Vote?

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:36pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:45pm

Even though the controversial health care reform bill was voted down on Tuesday, earlier in the day things weren’t looking so certain. The Senate voted to open debate on a weeks-in-the-making health care bill, and that was due in no small part to U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Then AARP, an organization that advocates for older Americans, sent out a release that said, in part, “any senator considering voting for the health care bill should understand the consequences of ignoring AARP's 38 million members. ... AARP will print every senator's vote in AARP Bulletin, a publication read by 30.4 million people.”

The Senate voted on Tuesday to debate a repeal of Obamacare, but no one’s even sure what’s going to be in the bill they’re debating at this point. So what’s the AARP’s strategy here? 

We took that question to Dana Marie Kennedy, director of the Arizona AARP.

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