Updated August 7: The bad health care bill was voted down during the early morning hours of July 28! We thank Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen for voting no to proceed with the “skinny repeal,” and for keeping older Marylanders 50+ and their families in mind. Find out how your Senators voted on the bill, and send them a message to tell them what you think! Additionally, read AARP’s August 3rd letter to Congress to urge them to work on bipartisan, commonsense solutions to keeping health care affordable.
We thank our members, volunteers, and activists who contacted Congress nearly THREE MILLION times to voice their opposition to the bad health care legislation. We are proud to represent you in Washington. View a special message from AARP below.
July update: Senate leadership has unveiled its version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), producing a bill that would allow insurers to charge older Americans extra for coverage while reducing subsidies and slashing Medicaid, which provides health care to 1 in 5 Americans. We thank Maryland’s U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen for continuing to be opposed to this hurtful legislation (we recently spoke to Senator Cardin about the bill; watch the interview here).
How exactly would this bill affect Marylanders? Read the latest from AARP’s Public Policy Institute. For additional background on the Senate bill, click here.