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Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Senate Bill Kept Secret

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Now we know why the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Senate bill was kept in secret.

 

Behind closed doors they crafted a bill that would mean higher costs and less coverage for Americans, especially for people 50+.

 

Without any hearings or an open debate, they slipped in a number of provisions that would dramatically increase costs and risks for older Americans, including:

  • Allowing insurance companies to charge older Americans five times more for coverage than everyone else and reducing the tax credits that help them afford their coverage.
  • Cutting Medicaid, stripping away coverage from millions of Americans and leaving millions of seniors at risk of not getting the care they need.
  • Cutting funding for Medicare, leaving the door open to benefit cuts and Medicare vouchers.
  • Providing tens of billions in tax breaks for drug and insurance companies.


AARP will hold every Senator accountable for voting “YES” on a bill that will mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans.

 

Take Action: Tell your Senators to vote "No" on the new high-cost health care bill, before it’s too late!  Take Action Now.  

 

Make sure they know you're watching what they do here – and that you'll hold them accountable for how they vote on this crucial bill.

 

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