Monday, August 17, 2009

AARP Corrects Obama

President Barack Obama said the AARP had endorsed his health care reform.

The exact quote from Obama at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H.:

We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors. AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare.

This is what COO Tom Nelson says about Obama's claim:

AARP has been working with Democrats and Republicans to fix our broken health care system. While the president was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.

Full Article and Source:
Obama lied about AARP endorsement

More information:
AARP Corrects False Obama Claim

AARP Reacts to President’s Health Care Townhall


Anonymous said...

Hopefully, AARP will continue to work with Obama to improve the plan.

Anonymous said...

AARP has the respect of the Senior community and the responsibility to give their input in seniors' behalf.

I am glad they're on Obama to help ensure a better plan.

Anonymous said...

I think Obama has the same goal as AARP but it's good that AARP is adding a voice to the debate.

Seniors need healthcare. We all need healthcare.