~News Release from AARP~
LITTLE ROCK— AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hard-working Arkansans who have paid into Medicare their entire working lives.
Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees. Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to underscore that this proposal would put 565,094 Arkansas seniors’ benefits at risk and threaten the guarantee of benefits for 575,011 Arkansas workers, ages 50-64, who are currently paying into the system.
“Older Arkansans depend on Medicare for affordable healthcare,” said AARP Arkansas State Director Herb Sanderson. “A voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for current and future retirees. It could mean many thousands of dollars out of their own pockets.”
In a recent letter<http://www.aarp.org/
AARP’s Public Policy Institute also has put out new, detailed analyses about Medicare, including State Fact Sheets<http://www.aarp.org/
Additionally, the campaign includes television and digital advertising that urges Congress to keep President Trump’s commitment on Medicare. During the campaign, President Trump was very clear about his position, saying: “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare. You made a deal a long time ago.”
A new website for the campaign—www.aarp.org/
See AARP’s new ad here:<https://www.youtube.com/