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AARP Board Member Appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

May 31, 2011

AARP Media Relations

AARP Board Member Appointed to Medicare
Payment Advisory Commission

WASHINGTON— AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released this statement following today’s announcement that William J. Hall, MD, a geriatrician and member of AARP’s Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC):

“We applaud Dr. Hall’s appointment to MedPAC, which comes at a critical time as many in Congress seek harmful cuts to Medicare.

“As a geriatrician, Dr. Hall has seen and helped thousands of patients, and has developed a deep knowledge of the needs of older people. As a member of AARP’s Board, he has traveled the country connecting with older Americans. His dedication to helping them will strengthen the voice of the consumer in MedPAC’s work and benefit the millions served by Medicare.

“We congratulate Dr. Hall as he embraces this important new opportunity to continue his life’s work as a champion for the health of older people. He is a true advocate for older Americans, and he will make valuable contributions to the work of the Commission.”

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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