NOW you tell us

The AARP, once known as the American Association of Retired Persons, helped Republicans pass a sweeping overhaul of Medicare that will allow insurers (of which AARP is one) pick and choose the healthiest clients and prevent the federal government from using its buying power to negotiate better prices on prescription drugs.

An overwhelming number of AARP members opposed these changes, but the AARP said it planned to spend $7 million on an ad campaign supporting the new law. (See the AARP message boards if you don't believe me, at www.aarp.org.)

So, here we have a look at just how the AARP represents big-business interests.

Better late than never?


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