WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP's strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.
"The repeal and delay amendment will destabilize the individual market and will have a devastating impact on Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 causing millions to lose coverage," said LeaMond. "AARP calls on all Senators to vote 'NO' on the Motion to Proceed, and to reject the repeal and replace amendment and the BCRA. Instead, let's all work together in a bipartisan way to strengthen our health care system for the millions of Americans who depend on it."
AARP will monitor each Senator's vote on the Motion to Proceed, as well as any potential vote on the repeal and delay amendment and the BCRA. We will report these votes to all 38 million AARP members in our publications, online, and in direct alerts.
The full letter is posted here.
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