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Austin American-Statesman: AARP ad focuses on Medicare Advantage

AARP is launching a series of ads in newspapers that circulate on Capitol Hill in an effort to persuade lawmakers to cut payments to Medicare Advantage plans.
The ads argue that insurance companies, not Medicare beneficiaries, are the ones who benefit from the higher payments that Medicare Advantage plans receive.

Politico: New bills aim to help delinquent borrowers

In addition to backing the bankruptcy changes, AARP also supports a long-term approach to prevent predatory lending, proposed in a bill by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).
“This is a pretty broad issue, and we are making a broad campaign,” said AARP Federal Affairs Director David Certner.

Washington Post: Car Advice for Older Drivers

AAA says the CarFit® program was created by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AAA Mid-Atlantic, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

MSNBC: US healthcare burden is ‘causing pension cutbacks’

The rising cost of healthcare is cutting into Americans’ ability to contribute to their retirement accounts and save for other long-term expenses, according to a survey to be released on Wednesday.

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