Submitted by Sheldon Rampton on
Last year, as the debate over a Medicare prescription-drug bill heated up, the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) sided with the Republican plan, which marked a major step toward the party's goal of privatizing Medicare and decimating employer-based health coverage. Why did AARP support the plan, which will cause millions of seniors to lose more generous employer and state-coordinated drug benefits while providing only limited help to others? Barbara T. Dreyfuss looks at the role played by William Novelli, who went from heading the Porter-Novelli PR firm to heading the AARP, thanks in part to conservative agitator Grover Norquist, whose "K Street Project" worked to help get him the job.
MGJ replied on Permalink
AARP SOLD US OUT!!!
I am canceling all my business with AARP.I'm canceling my Auto, Life and Health insurance I have through AARP. Seniors have been sold out to Obuma, Pissoci, and Dingey Harry... I'm sure if you took a vote of the AARPmembers then you would see that 75-80% do not want a pig in a poke.
Anonymous replied on Permalink
AARP - Hit them in the pocketbook
Evey time you get mail from AARP, be sure to mail something back in their "no-postage necessary" envelop. I generally add a comment to let them know that I am replying to them specifically to waste their money and time. If we all did this, it would add up to some real money - not to mention the time it would take their employees to open the envelop and read our comments.