AARP, as perceived by senior citizens, is an advocacy group for senior citizens. But does it represent an internal conflict of interest … one that supports progressive socialist democrats and their wealth redistribution schemes over good medicine at affordable prices?
It also gets substantial sums from the primary insurance provider in the nation, United Healthcare, to allow the company to sell AARP-branded policies to its members. Perhaps no so coincidently, a subsidiary of United Healthcare is one of the two primary contractors for healthcare.gov, the government’s portal to the insurance exchanges that ONLY appear to give the impression of price-reduction competition.
As with all things political, it helps to follow the money and the political influence it purchases in Washington. For example, if the government truly wanted cost-reducing competition, they would allow all insurance companies to compete across state lines rather than respect localized monopolies that restrict the consumer’s choice of insurance companies and plans. Or, they would open their doors to all competent physicians, not merely the least talented, lowest cost providers who practice assembly-line medicine ruled by metrics rather than medicine.
So where the hell is AARP?
House subcommittee: Obamacare’s $300 billion Medicare Advantage raid will hurt seniors next year
Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis Tuesday by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.
Obamacare took $700 billion from Medicare and $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone for its own funding, according to the subcommittee. The cuts to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will “begin to be fully realized in the next year,” according to the subcommittee.
“Twenty-eight percent of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans in 2013.
Bottom line …
Trust yourself and vote accordingly in the 2014 congressional election cycle to remove the progressive socialist democrats who have screwed America, Americans, and especially senior citizens.