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National Council on Aging Launches Straight Talk for Seniors
Date:3/15/2010

Campaign, Publication Offer Fact, not Spin

CHICAGO, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health reform debate has exposed older adults to a barrage of political spin and scare tactics, leaving many confused and worried about the future of Medicare. As a result, most seniors do not believe they are getting unbiased and comprehensive information about how health care reform will affect them.

Now the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is launching a consumer education campaign, Straight Talk for Seniors, laying out the facts about the health reform plan, explaining what it would mean for Medicare, and helping seniors weigh the pros and cons so they can make up their own minds.

The initial centerpiece of the campaign is a two-page fact sheet, Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform, designed for the older adult reader. NCOA President and CEO James P. Firman will announce the initiative, release the fact sheet, and make himself available to the media during NCOA's Aging in America 2010 confe
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