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AARP backs House Dem health bill

From NBC's Joel Seidman
AARP, the 40-million member group representing seniors, has endorsed the House Democrat's health-care overhaul bill, which is headed for a floor vote Saturday. 

"We started this debate more than two years ago with the twin goals of making coverage affordable to our younger member and protecting Medicare for Seniors," said AARP CEO Barry Rand in a written statement. "We've read the Affordable Health Care for America Act and we can say with confidence that it meets those goals with improved benefits for people in Medicare and needed health insurance market reforms to help ensure every American can purchase affordable health coverage."