AARP commends passing of health care reform.
AARP commends passing of health care reform; looks forwards to improve legislation in conference committee AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement following this morning’s passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Treatment Act. The vote allows members of the House of Representatives and Senate to begin with merging their respective expenses and enact health reform legislation early in the brand new Year. ‘Today the Senate brought us closer to meaningful healthcare reform than we have ever been before. Passage of the Senate health care reform bill clears just how for Congress to enact legislation in the coming weeks which will protect and strengthen Medicare, assure millions more Americans can get affordable health coverage and sharply curtail discriminatory insurance company practices that keep those most in want out of the system. (more…)