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Nearly 200,000 drop their AARP membership

It seems that AARP no longer stands for American Association of Retired Persons. It is nothing more than four letters that read a brand, AARP. Critics charge that the AARP is not fighting for its members but for its bottom line. In fact, AARP made $650,000,000 in 2008 enrolling members in AARP branded insurance plans. That is almost 3x what it made in membership dues. They seem to be endorsing a health bill that includes huge cuts to medicare advantage plans. These plans offer alternative to seniors for a price. AARP has seemingly become about insurance by encouraging seniors to enroll in programs that would bridge the gap between medicare and private insurers by offering advance and alternative plans. Some of the companies that offer such medical coverage are owned, in part, by AARP thereby increasing their revenue stream. What do you think? Are you an AARP member? Have you recently joined or dropped?

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