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AARP Targets 5 Senators in New Push to Kill GOP Healthcare Bill

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By    |   Friday, 07 Jul 2017 02:59 PM

The AARP is pushing senators to vote against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, The Hill reported.

The organization has bought news radio adds targeting: Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Dean Heller, R-Nev., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

Three of those being targeted — Heller, Portman and Capito — are on record saying they oppose the bill as it currently stands. 

The ads feature the voice of a woman who expresses concern about how the bill will impact her elderly father, according to The Hill.

"It's bad enough that this healthcare bill will raise my costs. But it could cost my dad everything," the woman says in the ad.

The AARP radio ad is the latest push from the group, which has opposed both the House and Senate Obamacare repeal bills, The Hill noted.

Last month the AARP said all senators should vote against the bill, CNBC reported.

"Under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, premiums and out-of-pocket costs for 50-64 year olds buying their own insurance would skyrocket, Medicaid coverage for millions of seniors and people with disabilities would be at risk and the fiscal sustainability of Medicare would be weakened," Nancy LeaMond, AARP's executive chief advocacy and engagement officer, wrote in a letter to senators.

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The AARP is pushing senators to vote against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, The Hill reported. The organization has bought news radio adds targeting Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Dean Heller, R-Nev., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Lisa...
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