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Gene Weingarten: Let’s get to the root of AARP’s dental insurance

Like most of you, I have health insurance. Like most of you, my health insurance says it covers dental work. As with most of you, this is basically a fiction. Insurance companies are famously stingy at the dentist. Whenever I leave my dentist’s office, he and I follow a ritual. He solemnly informs me he will first bill my insurer, and I agree that would indeed be prudent. Then, about six weeks later, I get…

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Kimberley A. Strassel: The Love Song of AARP and Obama

When Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan address the AARP on Friday, good manners will no doubt keep them from asking this question: How can that lobby claim to speak for American seniors given its partisan role in passing ObamaCare? Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-10 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes…

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2011 U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Report: The AARP America Doesn’t Know

AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a tax-exempt non-profit membership organization for those aged 50 years and older. As such, AARP has long been regarded as a protector and advocate of the nation’s senior community What is less known is the extent to which AARP operates as a massive for-profit enterprise and how that conflicts with its legal requirements to “primarily operate to promote the common good and social welfare…

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