Updated July 18: AARP is encouraged that Senators from both sides stood up to a bad bill that would have raised premiums and caused millions to lose coverage. Read more here.
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). However, Maryland’s Senators–and those across the country–still need to hear from you about how this bill, if passed, would affect you. Visit this page to send a message right now! It only takes a couple of minutes.
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.