Well this is a HUGE coup for the House Democrats. The AARP will give their seal of approval for the House Bill.
This is extremely important for "wavering" House members who are afraid of angry seniors in the 2010 mid-terms.
This is a GREAT development for health care reform and may be the momentum this bill needs for the next step.
In a coup for House Democrats, AARP will endorse sweeping health care overhaul legislation headed for a history-making floor vote, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
An announcement from the 40-million member group is expected Thursday, said officials with knowledge of the group's decision. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the endorsement is not official yet.
Backing the 10-year, $1.2 trillion House bill is a tricky move for AARP. Many retirees are concerned about cuts in Medicare payments to medical providers, which will be used to finance an expansion of health insurance coverage to millions of working families who now lack it.
What this means is that the House Bill will have the backing of the largest group on behalf of seniors. As we all know, seniors is the most skeptical group for health care reform. They are more likely to believe in the LIES of death panels and medicare cuts. As a result, this is HUGE.