AARP Arkansas Protect Medicare



Full Event

Highlight Clips

Is it true that the waivers would affect employer sponsored health coverage?
How will this bill affect people with pre-existing conditions?
How will this bill affect people that are currently on Medicare?


This live, interactive event was hosted by AARP Arkansas and Vanessa Nehus, Associate State Director for Advocacy, to discuss the Senate’s healthcare proposal and its impact on seniors. Guest Speaker John Hishta, Senior Vice President of Campaigns at AARP, talked about the bill’s passage in the House of Representatives, and the fact that majority leader Mitch McConnell has postponed the vote. Mr. Hishta addressed concerns that this bill would negatively impact nursing homes and rural hospitals, as well as cause a significant number of Americans to lose their health coverage. Participants asked questions on topics such as preexisting conditions and the bill’s impact on people who currently have employer-sponsored coverage.