I have had this feeling lately that the AARP seems to be advertising their insurance plan more.
Is this a coincidence, my imagination, or something else?
The AARP has been pretty solidly behind the helath refrorm bill even though a lot of it's members, and a large part of the demographics that make up it's membership, have been solidly against it. They have lost members over their support.
So what gives? Does this health care bill have something in it that benefits the AARP financially?
I realize that the AARP is a non-profit and therefore they are not making money but the leadership of non-profits have always had an interest in the organizations remaining healthy. An interest that goes beyond simple idealism. Non-profits that stay financially lucrative can pay it's leadership better, it can be a way to ensure job security, and it can provide more perks for it's leadership.
The leadership of non-profits do not get to outwardly share in the rewards of a successful organization through stocks but they are able to get their money through the means I said above, salary, perks, retirement benefits, etc.
So what do you think? Coincidence the AARP is supporting a health bill that it's members do not at the same time that they sell insurance?