Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : AARP Letters to Push for Long-Term Care

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The country's most powerful senior citizens group is calling on its 33 million members to swamp the White House with letters demanding that long-term care for the elderly and disabled be part of the President's health reform package. The White House considers the support of the American Assn. of Retired Persons crucial to selling its health reform plan, but it is wrestling with the enormous price of sheltering families from long-term health care costs.

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