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Here's Paul Ryan today talking to the folks at AARP.
About Obama care.
The first step.
-- stronger Medicare.
Is to repeal obamacare.
It weekends Medicare for today's seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation.
It -- 716.
Out of Medicare to pay for a new entitlement we didn't even asked for.
It puts fifteen unelected bureaucrats in charge of Medicare's future.
Welling Casey -- -- that was poll -- getting booed by fifty year olds and plus.
He's a little like Daniel in the lions -- We have to -- -- credit.
For facing down what is one of the country's most powerful lobbyists for obamacare that's right.
-- -- heavy of lobbyists as the shadowy guys behind -- oil and big banks.
I've got news for you AARP is no different.
The nonprofit is a powerful organization.
They -- politicians quite -- their boots.
And according to Kimberly -- -- look the Wall Street Journal.
The nonprofit representing Americans fifty and older was a critical ally in the president's campaign to get Obama care passed.
She -- 71.
Pages of emails between the White House and AARP's staff.
Which the outfits top leaders were well on board even before critical.
Now trouble is the final bill isn't the greatest for seniors first off it -- 716.
Billion dollars for Medicare.
Secondly -- downsides as Medicare Advantage.
And that's a successful drug plan that actually managed to cut program costs.
By offering seniors choice.
Thirdly it may well lead to rationing but that's a topic for another day.
So net net seniors are getting the short end of the stick it now today senator Jim -- writing and Politico says dollars and cents.
May be behind AARP's move here's what he wrote.
First while AARP poses a disinterested senior advocate it functions.
As an insurance conglomerate with a liberal lobbying arm on the side.
AARP depends on profits royalties and commissions to make up more than 50% of its annual revenues.
Membership dues from seniors account for only 20%.
The sums involved are chump change AARP's 458 million in health insurance revenue in 2011.
Would rank it.
As -- nation's six most profitable health insurer.
So the next time you see one of those warm and Fuzzy ads for AAR page.
AARP Medicare yeah provided through secure horizons is a simple minds of predictable low out of pocket books.
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