There are a number of vulnerable groups who will be the losers if the Trumpcare bill makes it through the Senate and is signed into law by elderly billionaire Donald Trump.
However, one group that is set to be particularly hard hit is America’s seniors, whose health insurance premiums will certainly spike in cost. Senior citizens advocacy group AARP just took action to hold the Republicans who voted for the disastrous bill accountable for blindly backing it.
AARP just notified its 38 million members how their members of Congress voted, so that they can take action against them when they come up for reelection. Wrote AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond in a statement, “The AARP is deeply disappointed in today’s vote by the House to pass this deeply flawed health bill. The bill will put an Age Tax on us as we age, harming millions of American families with health insurance, forcing many to lose coverage or pay thousands of dollars more for health care. In addition, the bill now puts at risk the 25 million older adults with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer and diabetes, who would likely find health care unaffordable or unavailable to them.”
She continued, “AARP will continue to oppose this bill as it moves to the Senate because it includes an Age Tax on older Americans, eliminates critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions, puts coverage at risk for millions, cuts the life of Medicare, erodes seniors’ ability to live independently, and gives sweetheart deals to big drug and insurance companies while doing nothing to lower the cost of prescriptions. We promised to hold members of Congress accountable for their vote on this bill. True to our promise, AARP is now letting its 38 million members know how their elected representative voted on this health bill in The Bulletin, a print publication that goes out to all our members, as well as through emails, social media, and other communications.” Do you think Republicans in Congress just tangled with the wrong enemy?