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I think AARP did all older people a disservice by helping to push Obama Care down our throats. I did not renew my membership and joined AMAC. AMAC gave me a nice discount on my Travelers Insurance which I already had before joining them and by the way Travelers is much cheaper than identical insurance I had before with other companies.
Is AARP 501 (c)3? If so I believe they are in violation. There is no question that their ads go way beyond issues to endorsment of Obama/attack on Romney. I detest AARP. They are like a huge union that takes the union dues and spends them as the leadership sees fit without any referendum by the members.
After public employee unions, and slanted media, AARP is way up the list of bad players.
For those of you that may not know, the CEO of AARP is an African American by the name of A. Berry Rand. He and millions of other African American citizens of our country are what I consider to be the racists of the 21st century. I’ve seen and heard examples of this theory in the newspaper as well as TV but no one has had the courage to state this fact. When 97% of African Americans vote for a black presidental candidate it is racism, pure and simple. Mr. A. Berry Rand made a conscious decision to abandon the conservative segment of the AARP membership by supporting President Obama in the 2008 election and has since supported his far left agenda. I cancelled my membership to AARP in 2007 for the reason stated above and encourage any of you who may still be a member to do the same.
I canceled mine at that time as well, and for the same reason. I had only just paid my first membership fee.
When are people going to learn that belonging to this socialist group gives them the power of numbers? AARP sold it’s soul on ObamaCare.
I remember an old trick from the 60′s……………tape that return envelope to a brick and drop in the mailbox. That gets very expensive. Just a thought……
ARRP keeps sending you info as if you are obligated to join them because you can’t figure things out for yourself. Everytime I get their info in the mail, I shred it.
AARP WAS DUMPED BY ME AND MOST OF MY FRIENDS WHEN THEY BACKED, ENDORSED, AND WET THEIR PANTS OVER B.H. OWEBAMA……MOST OF US SAW HIM COMING…..AARP LOST BIG TIME FOR BACKING HIM OR BEING STUPID
Let’s each get 5 new members !!!
Put applications in each new issue !!!
I just want to agree with everyone on this subject.
We still get their propaganda wanting us to rejoin. I don’t get it that they do not know what “NO, I DO NOT WANT
TO BELONG TO THE AARP ORGANIZATION” means. I send everything back also in their “No Postage Necessary If Mailed in the United States” envelop. I hope they go broke with everyone they have ran off (that do not renew) and the postage they have to pay for all the returning mail. But then again, they are in love with President Obama and the Democratic party. When they endorced “Obama Care” that was more than we could take. That is going to be too
expensive for us older retired people. It will take a village to help us pay for insurance if Obama Care is not repealed.
AARP backs ObamaCare for the profit. ObamaCare will eliminate MediCare Advantage Plans when it is fully implimented. This is a fact plainly stated in the pages of ObamaCare legislation. AARP does not offer (sell) Medicare Advantage Plans. With MediCare Advantage eliminated, those millions of senior who now have MediCare Advantage plans would be forced to buy something else, and many would probably look into and buy plans offered (sold) by AARP.
Carl W: AARP does offer Medicare Advantage plans, extensively and successfully in certain areas of the country. As an insurance professional, which you obviously aren’t, the facts are that the federal government was subsidizing the private insurance companies when it came to Med. Adv. They found that it cost them more to move the consumer to Med. Adv. than it did to keep them on traditional Medicare. Not only were we paying the insurance companies tax payer money, but often they weren’t providing the level of service in certain areas of the country that was expected or the consumer ended up spending a small fortune if they became seriously ill.
It is a good thing to back down on Med. Adv. It didn’t work as well as planned and God knows the Insurance companies don’t need to be “subsidized”. These “subsidies” were a large fraction of the $716B and represent a savings over a 10 year time period. Again, as an insurance professional, the facts are that all of my Medicare clients now have more benefits under their Medicare program than they did before “Obamacare”, even if they believe otherwise. This doesn’t mean “Obamacare” is perfect, it isn’t, but from the insurance standpoint, they got it right.
I would quit AARP YESTERDAY if I weren’t grandfathered to Plan J through United Health Care. I called UHC to join them directly but was told you MUST belong to AARP to get UHC in Delaware??? Why do you need to belong to a specific org to buy any insurance? I checked other health insurance costs and none compare to UHC Plan J.
I belonged to AARP 20 years and was fooled by them, I don’t know who you talk to but UNH says in the AARP ads that you don’t have to belong. I changed and went with a company that gave the same plan F that I had and it was cheaper, I was informed all insurance companies carry the F plan and you don’t have to belong to anything. AARP gets kick back from UNH for using AARPs name as does all of companies who ause AARP in ads. But this year I went with advantage Plan which I like very much, yes a co-pay but no $200.00 month prem. that keep raising since health care was voted in. I figured I am saving money as my prescription plan is included, but be forewarned this is one that Obama hates and will be first one he will eliminate. at least 60-65% of seniors use this plan.
Thanks for the response. The problem is that in Delaware, UHC can only provide coverage to AARP members. This Oct, I will start my research early to find a new provider staring with AMAC. I must add that I am completely satisfied with the service from UHC but not with AARP.
We dropped UHC (and quite AARP) and found cheaper health insurance. Still have the RX plan as it is cheaper. Sorry about Delaware – sound like they are in bed with AARP! We also saved on our house and car (by over $980 per year) by going directly with The Hartford. AARP was ripping us off!
To Charlie M or others.
You can keep plan J with your company and drop aarp membership once you are enrolled. just needed to have the membership when you orginally signed up for plan j.. just check with the insurance company.. they will tell you that if you ask. that way you keep your insurance but not the aarp membership.
not sure how it affects any other insurance you have with aarp but sounds like it is only the health.
Charlie M: F and J plans now have the same benefits. When you were “Grandfathered In” that means you can keep the “J” plan, but the Medicare program and the NICA already eliminated the duplicated “J” benefits because “F” now covers those due to “Obamacare”. And guess what? F is usually less expensive. Or do this, look at “G”. The only difference between your J plan and G is that you will have the Medicare Part B deductible. Last year that equaled $162, this year it’s $140. Look into it.
Seems to me they are pushing Obamacare.
When Romney gets elected, I just hope his administration doesn’t reconcile with AARP. They were a major force in jamming ObamaCare down our throats. AARP started by retired educators.
AARP and the Democrat party share the same defective genes. AARP is NOT non-partisan by any stretch of the imagination it is an extension of the Democrat party.
I was an AARP member until they went Roage to the Left. I just sent my AARP card to AMAC and joined them. I also
spread the word to family and friends to also join AMAC and they joined also. Keep up the good work AMAC!
.I did the same thing,but they’re slow in getting the message, I still get dues notices
I also dropped AARP. Way too Liberal for me. When they backed Obama, that did it for me. I joined AMAC.
AARP is supporting the present liberal outfit that is now in power & I am working hard to replace these liberals. I will send all the info they send me back after seeing the things AARP supports.
When I was 50 y.o., I joined AARP, thinking that I would get discounts on insurance, travel, etc. After about 3 years, I realized that they were lobbying for benefits that should not be paid for by government. I started checking around and learned that they were just another business, making huge profits with their endorsements. I canceled my membership and sent them a letter telling them that they were just way too “liberal”. I told them that just because I was older, I didn’t feel that young people who were trying to raise their families and provide their needs should provide things that I couldn’t afford. That was my own fault for making poor decisions. I only recently started getting solicitations frim them again!
When they solicit me it usually includes a pre-paid envelope. I put everything they send me in that envelope & send it back. They have to pay dearly for that. Everyone should do it.
ARRP started sending me the whole thing, membership cards, etc. like there is no other way than ARRP. They sure waste a lot of paper. I sent one back with only a few words on it – fek ARRP. That is what I said, not the four letter word. LOL! They are about as pushy as the dang chicago gangsta union bosses Obama hangs out with. NO WAY am I EVER going to join ARRP. They spend a lot of dough supporting Obama and the Democrats.
I dropped AARP and joined AMAC. The AARP’s agenda supporting Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and other Socialist giveaways became apparent with their support for Obama’s re-election. … THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE! Before the $16 TR (he’s working on $20 TR+) debt can be repaid, I will be long gone. Worse than saddling my children with paying it off, my granddaughters will be stuck with it. Even with college degrees in hand, there aren’t jobs good enough to pay down their college loans.
I’m one of those gun nuts that the antis are always talking about. When I was in my late forties I found a list of political contributions AARP made. I found that they were taking dues and contributing to Handgun Control Incorporated as well as a few other political organizations. So I never joined, as soon as AMAC came along I joined Immediately.
I guess ARRP is trying to help Hillary and the UN take our 2nd Amendment gun rights away so only the murders and theives and drug runners have the guns they get on the black market, don’tcha know?
Got rid of my AARP card several years ago, they are a total left wing liberal organization. I am sending their mail back to them. They totally support Obama and his socialist view for America. He has made a mockery of the office of President.
I cancelled my membership about 8 years ago. When I was handling my fathers affairs, and saw what he was paying for auto insurance, it was very obvious they were only trying to make money. I joined AMAC when I received information on their program.
I tore up my AARP card years ago. I still get mail from AARP and when I do I stuff everything in the postage paid envelope and send it back to them. I think they are getting the message because I’m getting less and less mail from them.
I just write “Return to Sender” on the front and put it back in the mail box. The prepaid envelope is already paid for, “Return to Sender” requires them to pay again, and the prepaid envelope turns out to be a waste of money also.
I’m disappointed in AARP, they sold us all out, no longer a member. They can keep the “bubble gum” President, he’s lost his flavor time for a new stick!!
I am so offended by even the image of that man! Robert is correct in saying that AARP is in the business of making money. They did not begin that way but the liberals have taken over. It has become the major platform for planned parenthood and their abortion (murderous) agenda. I tear up every mailing from AARP. The Hartford Company is now anathema as well!
I dropped AARP the day I read they were backing OBamacare. Cut my card up & told
them to remove me from their membership rolls, because they were only there to sell
insurance……..not there for the senior’s welfares. They still occasionally send me an
unsolicited email, and I bounce it back to them. I have told them I am an AMAC member
and will never again join AARP. AMAC is good for me, and my sons also.
I also resigned, wrote them a blistering e mail. It has been a year and I get NO contact from them. If I do receive anything, mail or electronic, I will slam them again with more copies for the news media and House Members and Senators. I also faxed the White House about AARP’s duplicity. No response from the WH of course. I am always amazed at the Seniors that blindly believe Obama and AARP. Most of us are educated and along with our life experiences should know deceit when we see it so obviously. They, that blindly follow Obama, and believe his lies that he has not taken millions from Medicare amaze me.
When AARP supported Obama and his Obamacare plan, I knew they were not in existence to help the older generation! Although I’m not old enough to be on Medicare, I am old enough to think for myself.
AMAC is the organization for me! AARP can rot!!
I just recently joined AMAC. AARP keeps sending me stuff and I just received new membership cards. I cut them in half and wrote a note that I don’t agree with thier liberal views and support of Oboma and I was now a AMAC member, put them in the postage paid envelope and sent it back to them. Hope they get the message!
I’ve learned over the years that the Number One client of AARP is AARP. And the positions the Democrats take on issues support the goals of AARP. AARP is in the business of making money. Whether the issues before them are good or bad for seniors is not part of their business plan.
I haven’t had AARP, in over a year, and they keep sending me stuff.! They don’t get my message of GET LOST!
They absolutely have a liberal view. I have cancelled home, auto and roadside insurance through AARP. When asked why I was cancelling I stated that I did not like their liberal view. Their AD says it all.
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