No organization is worse than the left-wing AARP in scaring seniors over pending proposals to reform Medicare (and Social Security). The large senior-citizen-focused insurance company seems to be focused on proving its political might and/or feathering its own business interests. Either way, seniors get screwed.
The best example of this is a program called "Make your voice heard..." launched on March 19 after months of left wing AARP propaganda in its multiple media outlets. The core of the program is a simplistic and misleading 5-question survey form that starts with the premise that "some politicians want to cut" Medicare and Social Security. What I've heard is that
- some politicians want to reform the funding of the two programs, particularly Medicare, because the financial underpinnings are dangerously weak
- most politicians want to make changes that would affect our children and grandchildren, not us (although AARP nominee Barack Obama already gutted Medicare via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).
The survey questions themselves are incredibly simplistic and juvenile, none more so than asking someone if they "want to be heard" after they've filled out the questionairre. Ignore the propaganda effort of the AARP. Cancel your insurance the next time you can. Don't send in your membership dues. Let's put these bozos out of business (and that's what AARP is, a business).