Report: AARP To Endorse House Health Bill

President Barack Obama participates in an AARP tele-town hall on health care, July 28, 2009, in Washington.
AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari
Officials are telling The Associated Press that AARP will endorse the health care overhaul bill that House Democrats are preparing to take to the floor.

Officials with knowledge of the group's decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the senior's lobby has decided to give the $1.2 trillion measure its seal of approval. An announcement is expected Thursday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not been made.

The endorsement, in advance of floor votes as early as this weekend, would be a major boost for President Barack Obama's signature issue.