News & Blogs

Jon Decker: AARP Virginia is advocating against the interests of seniors

A recent article from Crystal Graham highlights AARP’s disappointment that the Virginia legislature rejected the creation of a so-called “Prescription Drug Affordability Board” (PDAB). In doing so, AARP has once again revealed the enormous disconnect between the organizations stated policy objectives and the interests of senior citizens whom they purport to represent.

Learn More

Chris Jacobs: Congress Should Investigate AARP

Why would an organization that claims to advocate for seniors support a bill that raided nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars from Medicare? As with most things in Washington, the answer comes by following the money. In passing the inaptly named Inflation Reduction Act last year, Democrats reduced Medicare spending by more than $250 billion — most of which lawmakers used to fund climate pork, hiring 87,000 IRS agents and other unrelated priorities.

Learn More

Jon Decker: Motives questioned

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP Nebraska State President Suzan DeCamp’s piece touting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a disingenuous regurgitation of her organization’s attempt to twist the truth around the law. Never mind that her letter’s opening is nearly identical to an article written by AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh, but DeCamp’s characterization of the IRA as a victory for seniors could not be further from the truth. Nebraska seniors deserve better than a…

Learn More

Jon Decker: AARP’s Electioneering Poses Conflict of Interest

AARP goes to great lengths to maintain its public image as a politically unaffiliated senior advocacy organization. However, a quick peek behind the scenes makes it clear this image is largely a mirage.  For years, the organization nurtured this perception, which helps the group skim by supporting polarizing policy proposals with little to no criticism. It’s time we address the truth about AARP and the conflict of interest that emerges from its false “objectivity.” Seniors…

Learn More

Jon Decker: AARP’s Electioneering Poses Conflict of Interest

AARP goes to great lengths to maintain its public image as a politically unaffiliated senior advocacy organization. However, a quick peek behind the scenes makes it clear this image is largely a mirage.  For years, the organization nurtured this perception, which helps the group skim by supporting polarizing policy proposals with little to no criticism. It’s time we address the truth about AARP and the conflict of interest that emerges from its false “objectivity.” Seniors…

Learn More

Patricia G. Barnes: Group Urges Congress To Investigate AARP’s Ties To Big Insurance

The AARP pocketed an estimated $6.7 billion tax free since 2007 from the nation’s leading health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, for pitching AARP-branded insurance plans. This is according to a recent report by American Commitment, a right-of-center 501 (c )(3) charitable group that advocates for free markets and lmited government. The organization claims “royalty fees” earned by the AARP’s lucrative business of licensing its brand name to insurance providers and other companies long ago superceded its commitment to advocating…

Learn More

American Commitment Releases Newly-Updated Report on AARP’s $1 Billion+ Financial Ties with Big Insurance, Urges Congress to Investigate Conflicts

Report Exposes AARP’s Lucrative Financial Relationship with UnitedHealth, Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Washington, D.C. — January 11, 2023 — American Commitment today released a newly-updated report exposing AARP’s financial relationship with UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurance company. The original research explores AARP’s financial ties to the corporate insurance giant and questions their influence on AARP’s positions and advocacy on healthcare policy matters. The study, “How AARP Puts Profits over Patients—And Principles,” was commissioned by American Commitment…

Learn More

Dan Neal: Has UnitedHealthcare seduced the AARP?

Here in Wyoming and across the country, people enrolled in Medicare are engaged in the annual task of assessing their supplemental insurance coverage. Insurance companies anxious to acquire more customers have flooded my mail box with pitches urging me to sign up before the open enrollment period ends Dec. 7. The supplemental plans, known as Medigap, are offered by private insurers to cover some or all of the out-of-pocket costs that Medicare Parts A and…

Learn More