Health & Medical

AARP’s Betrayal of Membership

There are strong convictions by many that government should not interfere in the free enterprise system. The basic premise is that privatization will encourage competition and reduce cost. We all will live happily ever after. We have see the results in the privatizing of the electrical system and the resulting billions of dollars sucked out…

Health & Medical

Seniors Blame AARP for Medicare Plan D’s Many Shortcomings

According to Newsday, shouting from the January 2006 cover of AARP Bulletin is “The New Medicare Math: Cheaper than Canada?” Surprise, surprise! It is cheaper, given the distorted numbers AARP picked for its few contrived examples. It is also statistically inept and altogether unrealistic. In other words, it lies. One example: AARP claims that in…

Health & Medical Political

When Will AARP Help Seniors?

Arguably half the $186 million Bush spent getting elected in 2000 was used to promise us seniors an effective Medicare drug benefit. Of course, Bush’s first act in office was to pass the massive $1.35 trillion tax cut which he knew would bleed dry funds for a drug benefit – or any benefit that didn’t…

Senior Stories

Getting Old Stinks and Other Good News from AARP

My wife and I just got back from AARP’s annual convention in Orlando. We spent an entire week taking notes at seminars on aging, stretching and puffing at “fitness festivals,” and listening to celebrities like Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Heloise, and Dr. Ruth. Even Al Gore got his two cents in. All in all, news…

Senior Stories

Wise Up Seniors: AARP Does What is Best for Their Own Pocket Books

For I just read your article demanding AARP to do something for our contributing citizens. Well citizens of the United States, who pays the head CEO and others in the board room? We do, of course. Is having AARP’s benefits so much more important than having a decent drug plan? Do you pay dues? Do…

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