‘We’ve never had an opportunity like this before – a Republican Congress and president ready to come to our aid’
WASINGTON, DC – It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill and the Association of Mature American Citizens was in the thick of things promoting solutions that benefit our members and senior citizens at large.
“We’ve been pounding the pavement of D.C. ever since the November elections seeking much needed healthcare relief, tax reform and support for a conservative replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia and much more. But this has been, by far, the most intense week of operations for us in Washington. In all the years since our founding, we’ve never had an opportunity like this before—a Republican Congress and president ready to come to the aid of older Americans. And, we are taking full advantage of the opportunity we now have to get our messaging across to our lawmakers, particularly the message that as our nation’s population ages, seniors constitute perhaps their most important constituency,” says AMAC president Dan Weber.
Weber has personally taken the lead in pounding the pavement of the Capitol, never missing an opportunity to plead the causes of healthcare, tax reform and constitutional continuity on the Supreme Court. He’s been having face-to-face meetings with Vice President Pence, HHS Secretary Price and key Members of Congress and their response has been gratifying. Even President Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, has mentioned the backing the new administration is getting from AMAC.
“We have continued to advocate for measures that will bring much-needed relief to senior citizens. We want to make Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) a more viable tool to give Americans greater choice, as well as introduce further cost-controlling provisions so Americans pay less out of pocket for insurance. And, with these latest signs of progress, I am hopeful that only positive change lies ahead for the American Health Care Act as an ideal replacement for the failed Obamacare law,” he adds.
Weber points out that the week ended on a high note with the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act moving forward in Congress and with President Trump’s well-covered support for the AHCA.
“On the Supreme Court front, the president’s pick to replace Justice Scalia, Judge Neil Gorsuch, comported himself with dignity and humility in his appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Gorsuch, who is well recognized as one of the fairest jurists in America, confounded Democrats who attempted to slander his record.”
Weber believes the full Senate will vote on Gorsuch’s confirmation as early as Monday, April 3. “Meanwhile, we will continue our full court press in support of his nomination and in support of our efforts to ensure a better future on all fronts for all Americans, including older Americans,” Weber concludes.
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