En español | The potential battle is the latest in AARP’s ongoing commitment to help shape public policy on issues of importance to the 50-plus population.
In 2005, AARP members helped to shut down plans to turn Social Security into private accounts. And since 2010, more than 2.5 million members joined the successful battle to fight cuts to Social Security through the so-called chained consumer price index, which would have reduced annual cost-of-living adjustments.
As a discussion about dramatic Medicare changes gets underway in Washington, AARP again is preparing to launch a major campaign to prevent harmful cuts to this popular program.
- AARP is planning to meet with the Trump administration and members of Congress to explain why proposals to turn Medicare into a voucher program would hurt today’s seniors, as well as future generations.
- The association is mobilizing its members to write to and visit their members of Congress, urging them to oppose any plan to cut their Medicare benefits.
- AARP advocates in Washington, as well as AARP volunteers across the country, will write opinion pieces and send letters to the editors of newspapers and media websites.
- Volunteers will attend relevant public events to voice their concerns about plans to cut the program.
In addition, AARP will use its communications channels to educate its membership about all aspects of Medicare. AARP.org will feature articles and videos that underscore the value of Medicare to individuals and to society at large. Web and social media channels will also keep members informed about the latest developments in the debate on Capitol Hill, as well as the pros and cons of proposals to change Medicare.