November 5th, 2009
10:27 AM ET
5 years ago

Source: AARP to back House Democratic health care bill

Washington (CNN) - A Democratic source with direct knowledge confirms that AARP is endorsing the House Democratic health care bill.

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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. stephen Pagnozzi

    That's great news. If the AARP really wants to champion the seniors who are most vulnerable to the healthcare system they should endorse the Healthcare Reform Bill with a strong Govt option. Enough of the shenanigans of the Big Insurance Lobby, Lets get it going. As far as I'm concerned its not going far enough but at least it's a start in the right direction.

    November 5, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  2. Stacie

    OK, republicans....I dare you to go against the seniors!

    November 5, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    I will keep my subscription now, that AARP has sided with the people.

    November 5, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. Marry

    Thank you very much, AARP! The health care reform will benefit us and our families! No doubt!

    November 5, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. odumber, 1 and a half year old maturity level...

    Great! Now the AARP are Marxist Stalinist communist socialistic atheist aliens who love abortions and hate freedom...

    This country is no longer a country! Welcome to the new world order! Pffft!

    November 5, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. Moderate

    AARP, thank you for taking a stand with the majority of Americans to support health-care legislation with a public option and improved efficiencies in Medicare for seniors.

    November 5, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  7. all the news that's fit to omit

    Most of their constituents are NOT happy about this, but like the gutless frauds that are masquerading as Liberals, they are ALSO IGNORING THEIR own people.

    Go ahead and pass this with abortion and illegals and medicaid cuts etc, etc fees on EVERYTHING etc, etc, etc taxes on crutches etc, etc, see you next year at the polls.

    The republicans PLAN that they put out is smarter, less costly and will provide real savings RIGHT AWAY as competition BUT ONLY private competition is what will bring prices down without costing TAXPAYERS a dime.

    Help the legals that can't afford coverage, no pre-existing conditions, buying across state lines, REAL TORT REFORM, MMMMM savings MMMMMM.

    Didn't know they put out a plan, BLAME THE MSM who is busy gushing about Obambi's daughter getting a 95 on a test or Palin waking up this morning INSTEAD of giving BOTH SIDES, fair and balanced.

    November 5, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  8. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    What the? I forgot all about Health Care, :)

    November 5, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  9. JP

    The problem with AARP is their position on issue's is essentially screw your kids and grandkids.

    November 5, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. once upon a horse

    well so much for wanting to "pull the plug on grandma" I guess. I'm a member of the AARP and will make sure I STAY a member. Who know maybe the NRA will be next to endorse it. As far as you AARP members that now say you're going to quit....don't let the door hit you on the way out and good luck finding good healthcare.

    November 5, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. Gary

    If the AARP supports this bill they will lose 30 percent of their membership. Anyone who votes for this bill will lose 30 percent of their votes in the next election. This is silly, we need moderation and balance. Not extreme left or right.....The people are not happy with the direction of this healthcare reform.

    November 5, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Justme

    I've not opinion either way, but I have a question. There is talk of Medicare going broke. How will this new health insurance be paid for if we cannot look toward having enough money for Medicare and Social Security? I don't think taxes only on the rich is fair. (By the way, I'm farrrr from rich.)

    November 5, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  13. Macho Macho

    Wont matter, pass what they wish. Once unseated in 2012, the Supreme Court will be forced to explore all the unanswered constitutional questions put forth regarding Mr. Obama's citizenry, duality most prominent. If it is determined that he fraudulently accepted the nomination, all legislation under his tenure is up for grabs! Think about it progressive libtards, kind of makes your skin crawl don't it, just like Alan Grayson!

    November 5, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. Paul from New York

    The AARP finally has come out with this endorsement because they realize, as most thinking folks do, that this bill, even though it doesn't go far enough, will still benefit the vast majority of Americans, including seniors. The only ones who would suffer if it becomes law are insurance and pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists, as well as the politicians whose palms they grease. True health care reform would not only include a robust public option but would be a single-payer plan, like most of the western world already enjoys. But this is a start, and we'll have to be satisfied with a few baby steps before we can expect our government to start running in the right direction.

    November 5, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    The AARP?

    Okay liberals. You're going to spout off on how this proves the bill is good, but remember how much you hate those so-called "greedy insurance companies"?

    Well guess what? The AARP is in bed BIG TIME with those "greedy insurance companies".

    But keep talking.

    November 5, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. David in Dallas

    I am a member of AARP. I have worked hard all my life and paid my fair share of taxes and I am very proud that AARP is supporting this desperately needed reform. I will be one that will definetely be renewing his membership. Thanks AARP! Now if Harry Reid will just grow a set and get it passed in the senate, even if he has to use the nuclear option.

    November 5, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    AARP's specialist have read the bill and are endorsing what's in the best interest of our seniors. Read the bill and be better informed before disagreeing with what is in agreement with you as an AARP member. READ.

    November 5, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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