The AARP insurance company illustrates just how bad a representative of today's senior citizens it is with this recent blog post
promising to attack Republicans in 2012 for killing "Medicare as we know it" and
pratling on for a few paragraphs about the Dorsey Brothers.
That left-wing propaganda mixed with schmaltz might have worked with our grandparents and parents but the former Retired Teachers organization doesn't seem to realize that it's talking to the Woodstock generation now. It's still sex, drugs, and rock and roll in our minds even if we can't (or shouldn't) do any of the three any longer.
So it didn't take us long to figure out that "Medicare as we know it," much beloved by the AARP and its political sponsors in the Democratic Party, means healthcare insurance with relatively low lifetime limits but lack of annual out of pocket limits, up to $6000-a-year hospital-admission deductibles, unlimited 20% co-pays for hospital observance/outpatient/doctor visits, lack of vision/dental/annual-physical/drug coverage, and geographic restrictions.
Now why would AARP want to keep "Medicare as we know it?" Because the former teachers' union -- now turned into an insurance company -- sells expensive insurance to our parents and grandparents that makes up for all the problems with "Medicare as we know it."