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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Read it for yourself:
And AARP wants those of us 50 and over to become members??? eyes confused
I wonder how much the upper echelon of AARP draw in salary, benefits and perks?? nono  

And, how ironic, right next to the article is an ad for AARP HealthCare insurance. smhair confused

Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 12/13/2009 10:06:26 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/13/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
AARP supports the effort to socialize healthcare. They stand to gain many new customers to their Medicade-gap insurance if $500 billion is cut from Medicare as detailed in Senate Bill.

I won't join AARP. IMHO, I think they long abandoned their original focus of being an advocate for older folks. They lobby for all sorts of social issues that don't relate to seniors, including abortion. IMHO, AARP is now a for-profit corporation rather than a tax-exempt non-profit. I think they need to clearly describe their activities and focus so their members understand what they are about and can decide for themselves if they want to join AARP.
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   Posted 12/13/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I lost my fondness for aarp when I seen them partner up with the hartford aka UNUM. They are now selling auto insurance, you may have seen the commercials with aarp sponsored by the hartford...

Unum is one of the largest disability insurance companies in the business. They are also number one when it comes to rejecting claims. They were even sued a few years back by the US government for denying claims on purpose. Don't take my word for it though, google Unum and see for yourself.
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   Posted 12/15/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Unum Provident as it used to be known was also sued by my former employer when I first began getting sick. They turned down my short term disability 2 different times even though I had had my appendix and my gallbladder removed. They were well known throughout my company for turning people down and then having people get their doctors involved and would drag the process out for such a long period that most people would just give up. My doctor kept fighting their claims and was about to go crazy because they were denying me short term a third time when I was in the hospital for 3 weeks for a G.I. bleed. Then out of the blue they approved my short term and long term for crohns and my 2 previous claims that were almost 2 years old at this point. Needless to say they had just lost a huge lawsuit and were set up for another from a second classaction from my fellow employees. They all of a sudden became really nice and stopped hounding my doctor and even paid a law firm to get me approved for SSDI.
I had no idea that they were associated with AARP but I do know that they changed their name not long after the lawsuits to just Unum. They still pay one of my longterm policies and do not hound me nearly like they used to.
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