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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might propose changing the age of immunity – immunity from cuts in Medicare, that is. Pay attention when Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, begins outlining his budget for reporters on March 6. Republicans have long said that the health insurance program for older Americans is growing so fast it will eat the federal budget alive. But the party line has been that people 55 and older won’t be affected – under the theory …
Jenn Baier AARP Communications Rep reporting to you live from the AARP tent at the Illinois State Fair… This year’s state fair in Springfield was happening! With record crowds and beautiful weather AARP staff and volunteers were proud to be a part of it all. “Main Street USA” was full of choices, options, ideas and information. Like the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical… come along with us as we sing our way through the festivities! Reminiscent of Oliver, “Food, Glorious Food!” was a definite …
Scratch the surface of all the partisan rhetoric, and Medicare policy prescriptions from leading Democrats and Republicans don’t really look so different. And the 1.5 million boomers a year signing up for Medicare will be at the forefront of any policy changes.