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AMAC vs. AARP – Battling for the Hearts and Minds of Seniors

fightsIf you haven’t chosen AMAC over AARP yet, here’s why you should.

During the first debate, President Obama touted the support of AARP for ObamaCare several times, clearly tying them together.

Further proof that they were working in concert can be found in recently released emails between the White House and AARP operatives. As the emails show, AARP threw their tremendous power behind the legislation despite the fact they were getting calls overwhelmingly against it.

In fact, on September 20, 2012, Kimberley A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote:

“Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-2010 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing. We know that despite AARP’s awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the ‘nonpartisan organization’ chose to serve the president’s agenda.
The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board ‘in line’ and pledging a fealty to ‘the cause.’ Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election.”

AARP refuses to take a formal position on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (“rationing board”) portion of ObamaCare and even defends some aspects of the board. Given the negative impact that the IPAB will have on seniors, this is unbelievable (but sadly, not unexpected).

AMAC is against the harsh provisions in ObamaCare that gives the Federal government complete control of our healthcare. It destroys the best healthcare system in the world, takes 716 billion dollars out of Medicare, and has the power to restrict and ration our medical treatment.

AMAC is fighting to keep our right to receive treatment from our doctors without the interference of Federal bureaucrats.

Big government experiments like the “stimulus” and ObamaCare have only increased the uncertainty and instability, and are core reasons for the persistently high unemployment rate and why the household incomes of Mature Americans have declined so much.

AMAC, The Association of Mature American Citizens, believes we can do much better. As a steadily growing alternative to groups like AARP, and with an expanding influence in the Nation’s capital, we aim to champion the interests of Mature Americans, seniors, and prospective retirees. We believe in religious freedom, free enterprise, and support common sense solutions to our Nation’s largest challenges.

Bottom line – Our livelihoods, our families’ future prosperity and our standards of living should not be threatened by bad policies emanating from Washington, DC.

AMAC Fights for You!

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AMAC, the leading Conservative Alternative to AARP
Dan Weber, President and Founder of AMAC, delivers remarks with the House GOP Doctors Caucus the day the Supreme Court decided to uphold ObamaCare. Standing with Dan are (from left to right) Representatives, Paul Broun (GA-10th), John Fleming (LA-4th), Phil Gingrey GA-11th), Joe Heck (NV-3rd), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25th), and Tim Murphy (PA-18th).

As AMAC continues to grow and build a presence in DC, we’re able to stand up to the tremendous lobbying power of AARP on behalf of concerned conservative Americans like you.

A senator told us, “You have got to grow AMAC!” When we asked him why, he said, “You don’t understand, when AARP comes to our committees they say they represent older Americans. We know at times they really don’t, but because of their numbers we have got to listen to them. When AMAC has one million members we can tell them they are not the only one we will listen to.”

AMAC can do something AARP will not do – we’ll fight against the horror of big government “solutions” like Obamacare with common sense solutions. Now, more than ever, we need your help!

If you want to belong to an organization that will speak out for the conservative values you believe in,

For a limited time, a 5-year membership is available for less than $1 a month, and you’ll have access to exclusive AMAC benefits – such as the members-only auto and home insurance program, the AMAC Roadside Assistance Program, travel, and much more!

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Janice C Armstrong
2 years ago

If you are an AARP member, (1 yr. membership) can I switch to Amac and how?

mj_rocks
2 years ago

We would never join AARP and their left socialists policies! I don’t understand anyone joining this organization! They have made billions off Seniors while actively supporting socialized medicine! Like the federal government lie and deceive. I am looking into Amac. Actions speak louder than words.

Philip
2 years ago

This web document is over 5 years old (3/4/2013 vs 6/13/2018). Don’t you have anything more current to describe the benefits of AMAC vs AARP? How about posting a win / lose table or pros / cons matrix.

Jack Edwards
3 years ago

Take my name off your mailing list . I do not agree with your agenda . I have been a member of AARP for 16 years and have no complaints . I will continue to be a member of AARP as long as I am alive . Don’t mail me any more of your of your useless garbage !

Joseph Simmons
3 years ago

Newd to market yourselves better. I stumbled upon this. I have refused to join AARP due to theitlr overt political leanings!

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING! : )

PTucker
3 years ago

I had not noticed until about 2 years ago that AARP was backing Obama/Democrats, I do not appreciate a big company like getting into politics, especially when they say they are helping the older generation. What a joke, with their help they got Obamacare into play and now look what we are having to put up with. I’m glad you have stepped into the arena to help get things back into kilter.

Charlie Holcomb
3 years ago

AARP took the side of a government take over of One Sixth of our economy putting the entire economy in jeopardy and every American under their thumb. Obamacare, the un-affordable care act, is the worst debacle in our times and AARP took the wrong side.
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I could never signup with any organization that’s first thought is not about Seniors but about politics especially when they knew America was against it for good reason. Which I will add, their decision making also comes into question.

Bill
3 years ago

Am hesitant about giving this org my phone number as I am swamped by solicitors

Sheryl
3 years ago

I really mended to be convinced that AMAC is valid and not a fly by org. I have never heard of this orginazation but do agree with current Trump ideals. Why should I change my membership?

Barbara H. Bullock
3 years ago

Just joined AMAC ……glad to know about AARP and why NOT to join

Allen Randall
4 years ago

I have been a member for about 10 years. AMAC truly represents senior. IMHO, AARP truly represents mostly itself and liberal issues. I left them in roughly 2002 because of that.

Kenneth chabotte
4 years ago

How do I know amac isn’t just another aarp?

Phyllis
4 years ago

I just want to know, why AMAC not AARP? Or why not AARP and not AMAC?

I don’t want to hear BS from Donkey’s or Elephant’s, just about services for me and my spouse.

Deona Thompson
1 year ago
Reply to  Phyllis

If you join AARP – or – AMAC either one, your membership dollars will go to promote and lobby for certain hot button issues such as “Medicare for All” (which is only one example out of many battles that are being fought in DC). Will they promote it or will they fight it? Which way would you spend your money, if you had the choice? I’ll put my money where it won’t work against me. And that is with AMAC, without a doubt.

Debbie Wright
4 years ago

Im currently with aarp, but I’ve been told and recently read up on aarp. Im looking to switch so before I am eligible for mc I can find a reasonable supplement. I can’t afford alot because im.ssi disability. How do I locate supplements

David B Teague
4 years ago

AARP belongs to ALEC. Can AMAC say that?

Harold Rubin-Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  David B Teague

Who funds ALEC?
More than 98% of ALEC’s revenues come from sources other than legislative dues, such as corporations, corporate trade groups, and corporate foundations

Jack
4 years ago
Reply to  David B Teague

Understand what ALEC is: http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
Is it good or bad to be associated with ALEC?

Lygia Pickett
5 years ago

Wow. I wish I had known about AMAC before I sent in my AARP app. I will be checking into an AMAC membership before too long.

perien dudley
5 years ago

Why doesn’t amac advertise more, i heard from Herman Cain on radio prior to that i never heard of amac. However aarp consistently advertises.

Allen Randall
4 years ago
Reply to  perien dudley

Just because they advertise a lot, doesn’t mean they are any good. They are focused on themselves and making money. AMAC is focused on senior issues from a Conservative perspective.

Karen Karad
5 years ago

AMAC is truly representitive of the voice of American Retirees.

dan moffett
6 years ago

This long list of COMMENTS in the discussion should be placed on a separate webpage. They should be divided inro categories also.

Jerry Gill
6 years ago
Reply to  dan moffett

I agree with Don, the comments below, both for and against AMAC are over a year old and completely irrelevant to the discussion of the merits of AMAC vs AARP today. AMAC has demonstrated it’s ability to provide seniors with outstanding products and services competitively priced with AARP services, while representing the conservative causes and viewpoints of most seniors. Hopefully all future posted comments will be based on the advantages or disadvantages of the products and services of the two organizations rather than political bickering which serves no purpose other than to inflame the passions of commenters and draw out “trolls” who thrive on and encourage animosity. Seniors face tough obstacles and we should be working on them together, we shouldn’t divide ourselves into camps and fight against one another.

KATHY B
6 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Gill

I just joined Amac .I am so sick of the way big government has become the last several years.I am sick of the lies and the liars.I use to be a registered liberal voter,,but thank God ,,I realized I am more than just a vote.I and millions of others are a Voice,,,and our voices need to be and can be heard by joining AMAC!!!!! I am grateful to have a CHOICE other than the liberally run AARP!!! I am now a member of a better choice! Thank you Amac ! God Bless you and God Bless America again!

Forbodden
5 years ago
Reply to  KATHY B

I agree with about AARP, but Amac is in bed with ranking Republicans in DC and most states especially Texas and Florida who are nothing more thanpawns of BIG business. Conservative huge corporations that are recipients of favors from Amac supported mega rich people who could care less about seniors or the near poverty levels most Americans currently try to survive. Like their Amac supported Conservative Republican friends reducing the funding of Medicare that helps with the funding of wars that use volumes of products the rich military conservative corporations (G. Bush and Cheney close friends) that are majority owned by ultra rich Republicans. I am sick that 1% of rich Conservatives own 95% of our nation’s wealth. They refuse to pay their fair share, ship good paying jobs overseas, buying elected officials, funding groups that attempt to disallow low income Americans to share in the nation’s wealth that used to be a part of the American Dream by stifling wages and in addition refusing the same people from voting by rearranging voter areas to favor the conservative Republicans. We no longer live in a Democracy, but rather an Oligarchy. The rich own everything and they need to be stopped before no one in this Country would be able to affordably live. Amac does not support any middle class citizens. Like their greedy friends they just want to be a part the 1% that are the for the wealthy becoming richer. AARP is no different!!

Eric
4 years ago
Reply to  Forbodden

So your saying then, that there are no rich Democrats correct?..LOL

David B Teague
4 years ago
Reply to  Eric

You are very good at twisting what Forbodden had to say. AMAC is GOP oriented, and the GOP is closely tied to big business. Answer that instead of making tangential remarks. AARP belongs to ALEC. Can AMAC say that?

Harold Rubin-Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  David B Teague

I agree with Eric….just because you are a liberal, you can’t see the forest for the trees! ROFL

Pam
5 years ago
Reply to  dan moffett

Just received your information in our mail. We have never belonged to AARP because we picked up years ago they are not for the best interest of seniors. You hopefully will not go down the same path. However, giving away trinkets for joining is not a very good idea. Use the money spent on the trinkets fighting for our country and sustaining our rights. You’d be surprised how quickly it will mount up. Be different than AARP! Let us join because we believe in what you say you are doing! We plan to join and will give you a chance. Don’t prove us wrong!

Gary
7 years ago

AARP support of Obamacare is enough reason to cancel my AARP membership. Obamacare is turning into a monster with cancellation of thousands of current individual policies, disruption of many group plans deemed “Cadillac” plans by Obamacare, and a website that is atrocious. The unions complained, so they are now exempt. Millions of American citizens complain, and they are ignored. As citizens of this great country, we should be able to make our own decisions and own choices about what kind of health plan to get. Obamacare needs to be replaced by another “better way” initiative to help those unable to buy health insurance without imposing fees, policy change, policy cancellations, and more on the vast majority of U.S. citizens that have chosen their own form of health care coverage.

Howard
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Obama made claims he would not increase entitlements but all the subsidies of Obamacare are entitlements.
US citizens, very very few illegals, pay into Social Security and Medicare.
Social Security and Medicare ARE NOT entitlements since their direct funding comes from F.I.C.A. payments.
Obamacare subsidies are not from direct payments by the users nor is Medicaid, Food Stamps, S.S.I., Section 8 housing and other WELFARE entitlements.

Obama is a fraud and the most stupidest and racist president ever in the USA.

Candy Clay
5 years ago
Reply to  Howard

I agree with you about Obama. He would rather spend about $10,000.00 on his daughter dress that she will wear one time to some fancy dinner!!!!!! And that money could have helped a lot of people that go to bed every night with nothing to eat!!! I have never been as mad about anything as I am about that!!! Yes, I am very interested in leaving AARP and coming over to AMAC!!! I will be signing up in about 2 weeks… Thank You, CANDY CLAY

David B Teague
4 years ago
Reply to  Candy Clay

If YOU had the money, you of a certainty would spend that money on your daughter. Further you would NOT have spent it on those who go to bed without food. That’s not in the nature of right wingers. What he spends of his own money is immaterial to the discussion at hand.
He might be a fraud, stupid, or racist, but your argument does not prove that in any way.

Phyllis
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Health Care for all is important, Obamacare has supported families and people. Health Care Insurance providers deny people with preexisting conditions. Because of “Obamacare” these people can get help with health care. Everyone is entitled to health coverage. One day this could be you.

Ellen
3 years ago
Reply to  Phyllis

I know people who were coerced into buying the “health care” and then had nothing left for copays and alternative treatments; at least one is dead. Dead. I know a man who was sent home from a hospital to die of cancer about four years ago; his nurse daughter sought alternative treatment; he is alive and well. The treatment was not expensive.

One reason healthcare is so expensive is a lack of character; another is that malpractice is so high. When I had our first child in a hospital, the doctor was such an oaf, I think many ob’s need to be sued; childbirth is not meant to be a medical procedure except in medical emergencies; ob’s CREATE them. We had two more babies at hospitals; and they were able to take a perfectly healthy mom and child and turn it into a medical thing. (Unlike when we had two in a birthing center and one at home.) My neighbor suggested she would have liked to shoot her hospital OB nurse; I hadn’t thought of that myself, but I can see why she did.

The cost of medical school and college in general has become so high too. It used to be that to go to college you not only needed good grades but recommendations of good character. If you got caught having sex out of marriage, you were out. Some of this evil started smoking in 1962 when five robed men pointed their fingers at principals, teachers, and parents in our local communities and demanded: no prayer in public schools! Where was the outrage? I was in second grade; we said the Lord’s Prayer every morning right with the pledge of allegiance to the flag… one nation under God. That made such a difference in my life.

Thomas Jefferson may have been out of the country when the 1st Amendment was penned, he may have mentioned God five times in his almost prayerful should have been entitled “declaration of dependence upon God”— but these lying devils used Jefferson as a hearsay witness anyway. And even though, as David Barton points out, the Northwest Ordinance declared schools necessary because religion and morality are necessary, and even though public schools and community schools had been opening daily with prayer since long before the USA was a nation, these evil men successfully directed our USA into the direction of our present church state of secular humanism with, as Ben Stein pointed out, “no intelligence allowed.” No intellectual freedom except for those who pass the religious tests of faith: evolution and disdain for morality. It has been the intent of the NEA & ALA to destroy natural respect for morality. (A woman I know was forced to read material in her public school in Brazil many, many years ago; it was so defiling, it resulted in a physical reaction in her body.)

Why did so many churches and our parents bought the lie that “science disproves the Bible”? The PCUSA which my parents took me too, embraced abortion before Roe v Wade and embraced unholy matrimony just prior to Obergefel v Hodges. Unless there is major revival, we’re done. And there needs to stop this division about JWs and SDAs and even Mormons not being “Christian.” I could not be a JW, an SDA, a Mormon, a Catholic, a whatever… I have not arrived yet I guess most of us could agree that every denomination misses the mark at some point, just from a perfunctory observation and comparison to what the Bible says. Whether people agree that Jesus / Yeshua is deity or not, His Blood still covers.

I have argued with Baptists who insist Jesus was/is not God but the Son of God; nothing I said could deter them; He is just beyond our codifying Him. Whether we agree with anything about our Creator, He Is Who He Is. It is not in the providence of the federal gov’t to be providing for health care. If everyone is entitled to healthcare, who is “entitled” to provide it for them? What every citizen’s child is entitled to is a decent public education including religion and morality, including a morning prayer; this is not an entitlement of people who crossed over the border from Mexico, etc and dropped a baby or brought a baby; maybe if they had to stay there, they could do what our founders DID to make this nation great. (And Jefferson was not a deist; he did believe in prayer; and, like many protestants, he really didn’t give a hoot about the OT.)

End of rant.

BruceM
3 years ago
Reply to  Gary

I’m a retired financial planner, and I can’t figure out what Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) is trying to accomplish. In a nutshell, most of the cost of insurance is being borne by the young and healthy who have no coverage. Because the premium spread cannot exceed 3X by age and because those with preexisting conditions may enroll without penalty, the young are the one’s carrying most of the financial load….and this is the group least able to afford the premiums. I mean, the national average monthly unsubsidized premium for the least expensive Bronze plan is $311 and the average deductible for the same plan is $6,092, for a total annual cost to the insured of $9,824 BEFORE THE INSURER PAYS ANYTHING!! So I guess my question is, who is trying to kid whom?!? These young people, many with their own small business or working for a small employer or who are non-working (outside the home) and the spouse’s HC Plan does not cover them…they can’t afford this! So we wonder why more are declining coverage and just electing to pay the $590 annual penalty, pay-as-they-go as private pay patients at a local clinic for needed medical care and then if catastrophe strikes, simply enroll in an ACA plan with a pre-existing condition.

Broad catastrophic medical insurance available to all is a very good idea. But to keep it affordable and accessible will require careful planning, to include allowing for human nature and incentives. In other words, real adults will have to build such a plan, which clearly has not yet happened.

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