AARP calls on senators to reject latest ObamaCare repeal bill

AARP calls on senators to reject latest ObamaCare repeal bill
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The AARP on Tuesday slammed the latest ObamaCare repeal bill and called on senators to reject it.

The bill from Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyBen Shapiro: Who died and made Jimmy Kimmel Jesus? Dems look to turn ObamaCare tables on GOP in '18 Congress misses deadline to reauthorize childrens' health care program MORE (R-La.) would increase health-care costs for older Americans with an age tax, decrease coverage and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the group said.

The AARP also blasted the idea that the Senate could vote on the measure without a full Congressional Budget Office analysis of coverage losses and its impact on premiums.

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"It is irresponsible for the Senate to take a vote on a bill impacting tens of millions of Americans and one-sixth of our nation’s economy without information on the potential consequences," the group said in a statement.

The Senate has until Sept. 30 to pass the bill before it loses its special reconciliation status. After that date, it would need 60 votes to pass the upper chamber instead of a simple majority.