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AARP Membership?
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Posted on 09/15/2022 10:03:18 AM PDT by far sider

My wife has been wanting us to join AARP for some kind of prescription or medical benefit. I don't want to because....AARP. Is this a good idea financially? Does AMAC have anything comparable? Thanks.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: aarp; amac; commies; dnc; medicare; no; unitedhealthcare; vanity
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1 posted on 09/15/2022 10:03:18 AM PDT by far sider
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To: far sider

AARP supported Obamacare. They can rot in hell.


2 posted on 09/15/2022 10:05:04 AM PDT by fretzer
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To: far sider

Nope. They stopped trying to recruit us a long time ago. Too left for us.


3 posted on 09/15/2022 10:05:14 AM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this? 😕)
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To: far sider

Save your $


4 posted on 09/15/2022 10:05:48 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: far sider
I,personally,would never join because they're a wholly owned subsidiary of Rat Party Headquarters. However there might be situations in which a particular person or household would be wise to consider joining.
5 posted on 09/15/2022 10:05:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Covid Is All About Mail In Ballots)
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To: far sider
They don't believe in the 2nd Amendment;
I don't believe in them.
6 posted on 09/15/2022 10:07:22 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: far sider

Join AMAC, much better and conservative!


7 posted on 09/15/2022 10:07:42 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: far sider

All the comments above seem to be about AARP. I am also interested in knowing whether AMAC is a good alternative.


8 posted on 09/15/2022 10:08:19 AM PDT by Persevero (You cannot comply your way out of tyranny. )
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To: Buffalo Bob

What is AMAC?


9 posted on 09/15/2022 10:09:17 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith…)
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To: fretzer

I work in healthcare billing. From what see they have a very good Medicare supplement ins that always pays. No issues. I don’t like their politics but insurance is good. Be sure to get a Plan F wherever you decide. Covers most what Medicare doesn’t.


10 posted on 09/15/2022 10:13:22 AM PDT by Babsig
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To: far sider

NO. They should just change it to AAR-D’s


11 posted on 09/15/2022 10:13:41 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Buffalo Bob; Persevero

It looks like they have done a good job in matching the aarp discounts.

Do you have any personal experience using these discounts?


12 posted on 09/15/2022 10:14:12 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: far sider

Last I knew the medical AARP and the club were not connected. Same name, but separate.


13 posted on 09/15/2022 10:15:42 AM PDT by madison10 (There is no King, but Jesus.)
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To: far sider

I joined at 50 just to see what propaganda they send, get my cooler trunk organizer and pay almost nothing for a 3 year membership:

Here is what I have found:

1. Their prescription card is not quite as good as Good RX, but still interesting.
2. They love everything the Democrats do and steer people toward voting for them in every publication. They are mainly an arm of the Democrat party.
3. I got a great price on an online driver course that I was able to use to get a good discount on my USAA insurance
4. They sometimes have useful information that I have gleaned here and there.
5. Their travel deals aren’t very good. You can do better through other avenues.
6. I have converted points you earn from taking quizzes and watching presentations on their website into gift cards for a few restaurants.

Bottom line, you are basically contributing to a fundraising arm of the Democrat party with marginal side benefits. It’s doubtful I will renew when my practically free 3 year initial membership is complete.


14 posted on 09/15/2022 10:15:44 AM PDT by Codeflier (I am just going to assume you are a Democrat if you call me a Putin supporter and ignore you.)
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To: far sider

Take a look at Good RX.......saves me hundreds a month in prescriptions.


15 posted on 09/15/2022 10:17:59 AM PDT by RoadieFan
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I could not talk my wife out of joining AARP so we get their publications—evil lefty trash.


16 posted on 09/15/2022 10:20:17 AM PDT by cgbg (Claiming that laws and regs that limit “hate speech” stop freedom of speech is “hate speech”.)
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To: Codeflier
Bottom line, you are basically contributing to a fundraising arm of the Democrat party with marginal side benefits

Yep

17 posted on 09/15/2022 10:20:40 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: far sider

AARP has a very good Medicare supplemental plan.

You have to join AARP for one year to qualify.

After that you do not have to renew AARP to keep the supplemental.

It was (IIRC) $12 one time…


18 posted on 09/15/2022 10:20:51 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Fraud vitiates everything. )
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To: texas booster

No experience here, I’d be new, so, curious about others’ experiences.


19 posted on 09/15/2022 10:20:53 AM PDT by Persevero (You cannot comply your way out of tyranny. )
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To: far sider

You said your spouse was interested due to some kind of prescription or medical benefit.

That is a sepearate issue of AARP vs AMAC. BTW, AMAC is the way to go in that regard, but now back to the prescription topic.

1) Have you heard of GoodRx? Go to your local pharmacist that fills your prescriptions. Ask them to tell you what the price will be with the GoodRx discount for EVERY prescription you have. Then ask them what if you had the AARP discount.

I think you will find the GoodRx beats the hell out of the “senior” plans, every single time. In fact, they even beat my full rate (top tier, not HMO) Aetna plan 80% of the time.

Now, on that medical benefit, that’s a different story, and should be researched on it’s own. MOST of the medicare+ plans are all the same, and you can sign up for them basically everywhere, so no need to join/pay for AARP (or AMAC) for that.

They (AARP) use fear and the promise of an unspecified benefit (pig in a poke) that you “deserve” to get members. A sucker is born every minute.


20 posted on 09/15/2022 10:20:58 AM PDT by BereanBrain
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