Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why Is The AARP Supporting Health Care Reform?

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?

13 comments:

cube said...

Good post, Chuck. I'm not up on all the details so forgive me if my opinion is unfounded, but I think that the AARP is yet another foundation that has been infiltrated by the liberal left and no longer looks out to protect the initial intention of the group.

AARP isn't the first and, certainly, won't be the last.

shoprat said...

The AARP is but another racket controlled by the Donks.

Chuck said...

Cube, you are right on your summation. AARP is alos losing members because of their stance on health care.

Shoprat, agreed

LomaAlta said...

I think AARP leadership sold its soul to the Devil (no pun or exaggeration intended).

And Cube is probably correct.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Their pockets run deep.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, agreed

PCC, they did pay for these special perks

DaBlade said...

"helath refrorm" indeed.

Well said Chuck.

Miss T.C. Shore said...

The AARP profits from its supplemental insurance programs. Apparently, under the new "ObamaCare" plan, cuts to Medicare and incentives for Supplemental programs would increase the incentive and the profits for AARP supplemental plans. The organization has sold its soul. Buy supporting "ObamaCare," they've traded what's good for their members for what's good for their administration.

Chuck said...

DaBlade, heh heh

Miss TC, I think this is where they are going

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Tom said...

The AARP stands to make over $1 Billion a year from their insurance sales. They actually get very little income from their dues. That is their payoff from Obama. Every organization, including the AMA, is getting something back for their support of this package. That's the Chicago way.

Chuck said...

Anon, thanks

Tom, a billion???

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