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Health Care Reform / AARP #943662

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 17, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) The position of the AARP, a powerful lobby for seniors, on health care reform introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) How 60,000 members are canceling their AARP membership due to its position on health care examined; details given about the conservative American Seniors Assn., which opposes President Obama's planned cuts in Medicare & from the AARP statement in response to Obama's claims of endorsement. [Quitting AARP members Elaine GUARDIANI†, Gail ANDERSON - express disappointment.] [American Seniors Assn. president Stuart BARTON†- says seniors are upset.] [AARP vice president Cheryl MATHES†- says the AARP has not endorsed any plan; states we agree with ideas in the Obama plan.] Video of the August 4 town hall meeting that was ended by the AARP spokeswoman shown.

Reporter(s):
Rodriguez, Maggie;
Attkisson, Sharyl
Duration:
00:03:00

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