We need a solid health care program backed by Congress, Novelli says.
Question: When you read the newspaper or watch the news, what issues stand out for you?
Transcript: The big issues are clearly Iraq and immigration, and they are very divisive issues. They have our country divided. They have our Congress and our administration divided with the Congress. So those are the two elephants in the room. But if you get right below those two issues, what you see is that, as I said before, people are very worried. They’re worried about their healthcare. They’re worried about not being able to save for retirement. And one of the things they’re most worried about is their adult kids, because they feel that their children are worse off than they are. And I’ve . . . we’ve done a fair amount of research at AARP among 35 year olds, and 40 year olds, and 25 year olds. And what we see is that those parents are right. They are right to worry, because the middle generation – the generation that’s coming up – is having a very difficult time saving money, and getting healthcare, buying a house, raising a family. These are tough issues right now. So these are the issues that the media don’t often report, but they are top of mine for our public.