At a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H. today President Obama stated “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors.” He also stated the following:
“Well, first of all, another myth that we’ve been hearing about is the notion that somehow we’re going to be cutting your Medicare benefits. We are not. AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare, okay?”
I think he must have been having a “senior moment” of his own because the AARP has not endorsed any health care plan yet. The country’s largest advocacy group for Americans over 50 issued the following statement after the event:
“While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”
ABC News senior white house correspondent Jake Tapper blogged about the incident. Click here to read his blog post.