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AARP: 'Irresponsible' of Senate to Bring Vote on Graham-Cassidy

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:46 PM

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on Tuesday denounced the Senate for even considering acting on the latest healthcare legislation, saying it would be "irresponsible" to vote on a bill without knowing the impact.

And should Graham-Cassidy get to a vote, "we strongly urge all Senators to vote no," AARP said in a statement.

But the interest group took to task senators for being this far along on legislation when they don't have any guidance from the Congressional Budget Office.

"We are especially troubled by the lack of order and transparency given the enormous impact this bill will have on all Americans," AARP said in the statement. "There have been no hearings, no mark-ups and the CBO now states that they will 'not be able to provide point estimates of the effects … for at least several weeks.'

"It is irresponsible for the Senate to take a vote on a bill impacting tens of millions of Americans … without information on the potential consequences," AARP said.

Republicans face a deadline of Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal calendar, to pass the legislation.

AARP wrote that the elimination of the Cost Sharing Reductions and tax credits "would result in an age tax for older Americans."

AARP did not support previous iterations of Republicans' healthcare efforts either.

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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on Tuesday denounced the Senate for even considering acting on the latest healthcare legislation, saying it would be "irresponsible" to vote on a bill without knowing the impact.
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