FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 20, 2012
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AARP Statement on Announcement of Proposed Rules for Health Insurance Market Reforms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today released the following statement in response to the Administration’s proposed rules for health insurance market reforms:
“Today’s announcement is an important step forward in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and in guaranteeing affordable insurance coverage for all Americans. AARP is pleased with the progress these proposed rules make in insurance market reforms, particularly limiting how much health insurers will be allowed to vary premiums based on age. We understand the importance of stopping insurance companies from charging exorbitant premiums to older Americans and this proposed rule will finally put limits on this discriminatory practice. Further, the proposed rules prohibiting insurance companies from raising premiums based on pre-existing conditions, health status, gender or occupation are other critical steps forward in guaranteeing access to affordable coverage.”
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial 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 Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The 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. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.