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  • Why doesn't the AARP seem to care about volatile insulin prices?

    04/24/2021 1:55:17 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2021 | Jonathan Decker
    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently made waves claiming that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are to blame for the volatility of insulin prices. It's a bold statement, to be sure. But here's the thing: the senator is absolutely right — and PolitiFact has confirmed as much. On January 31, 2021, PolitiFact partnered with The Daily Iowan to release a fact-check on Grassley's statement, ultimately providing the senator with its highest rating of "True" on the organization's Truth-O-Meter™. "With their complicated discount negotiations," PolitiFact concludes, PBMs play a role in driving upward the cost of insulin in America. One fact that may...
  • AMAC Small Business Newsletter; Are they going the way of AARP?

    09/13/2020 1:29:35 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    I received my AMAC Small Business Newsletter (I run a small business as my second job) and low and behold there's an article on "hiring tips." I read along and a Ron Rapatalo who has contributed to the article and was quoted: "Recruit with a focus on tapping underrepresented groups (BIPOC, LGBTQIA, etc). Build an inclusive hiring process that will give you multiple perspectives on a candidate to make an informed decision. -Ron Rapatalo, Edgility Consulting I had to comment by saying "since when is one's proclivities part of the hiring process?" Has AMAC gone the way of AARP?
  • AARP to Seniors: We're Not Accountable to You. (AARP...Enough said.

    07/22/2020 4:30:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | July 22, 2020 | Phil Kerpen
    Editor's Note: Jon Decker is the co-author of this piece. Last week, the AARP sent a letter to the Department of Labor requesting a delay of a Department of Labor proposal to align its rules for investment advisers with the SEC's "best interest" standard, to give investors more choices while protecting their retirement savings.It's no surprise that the AARP would seek to thwart one of President Trump's policy objectives. Instead of being a neutral advocate for seniors, the AARP routinely engages in far-left political advocacy.  Recall that when seniors were contacting the AARP 14-to-1 urging the group to oppose Obamacare,...
  • Black man suspected of killing female black lives activist

    06/16/2020 6:31:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/15/2020 | WND new services
    Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old protester who begged for justice in the wake of Black lives lost, has died. Police and her family confirmed the death Monday morning. Salau was found dead Saturday night after she went missing more than a week ago, on June 6, family members told the Tallahassee Democrat, part of the USA TODAY Network.
  • 2 missing George Floyd protesters found murdered in Florida; suspect arrested

    06/15/2020 12:28:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Two missing female George Floyd protesters from Florida were found dead by police who have charged a 49-year-old man with killing them. Tallahassee police found the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, on Saturday in the vicinity of the home of Aaron Glee, according to reports. Glee was taken into custody in connection with their deaths, police said on Facebook Monday, adding that there was no further information to release "at this time."
  • POLICE: Activist Who Said ‘White Racists’ Are ‘The Enemy’ Molested, Murdered By Black Men

    06/15/2020 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 85 replies ^ | June 15, 2020 | GABRIEL KEANE
    "A Black Lives Matter activist who told black protesters to remember that “white racists” are their enemy and said that white people need to realize their “f**king privilege” was found dead in Tallahassee this week, and police have a black man in custody in possible connection to her murder."
  • Black Lives Matter and Their Defenders

    06/06/2020 10:36:47 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 25 replies
    Self, Frnewsjunkie | June 6, 2020 | Vanity
    We are viewing destruction and misdirected power from self appointed groups... and companies I deal with are aligning with them. Society has changed to the point I do not recognize my United States of America any more. Companies I deal with are publicly aligning with BLM, and it bothers me .. am I missing something? Is this a peaceful march/takeover of our cities.. or has it become terrorists united to overthrow our government....
  • Groups forging messages to Elected Officials

    10/19/2019 11:44:40 AM PDT · by johnsmom · 4 replies
    self | 10/19/19 | self
    A heads up for patriots. I received a notification from the offices of NC pols Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, and Virginia Foxx that they had received and would soon reply to correspondence from me. I had NOT (this time) created the correspondence. Turns out a group called “Seniors Speak Out” (SSO) and “Voter Voice” (VV) had forged my name and email address to the correspondence delivered to Burr, Tillis, and Foxx. I found the administrator of SSO “Nona Bear” and SSO’s blog, twitter, and Linkedin accounts. None of the direct message functions allowed contact. Turned out that VV had a...
  • AARP’s Interests Diverge From Its Members’

    08/30/2019 11:41:17 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 61 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/29/19 | Gerard Gianoli
    AARP portrays itself as a classic membership organization, funded by dues in return for representation on a variety of issues. Yet its public financial statements reveal that the group receives the bulk of its revenue from health insurers. In 2017 the group received $627 million from UnitedHealth , the nation’s largest insurer, compared with $301 million in membership fees. The insurance company pays AARP a royalty for the right to brand its plans with AARP’s name and logo. Based on the AARP’s current financials as well as an admission in 2012 by a former director of its Public Policy Institute,...
  • Democrat Cummings Brings Wife’s Clients Before His Committee, Including AARP

    06/14/2019 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 6/12/19 | RYAN SAAVEDRA
    Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is facing accusations that he is using his position in Congress to financially benefit his wife, whose charity may have gained "illegal private benefit" from his committee activities. Cummings' wife, Maya Rockeymoore, is the chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party and she "runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center," The Washington Examiner...
  • Becker, Winter to Give Xcel a Blank Check ( Colorado )

    04/12/2019 7:25:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Representative K.C. Becker and Senator Faith Winter have introduced legislation that would give Xcel Energy a green light and blank check to prematurely close existing power plants, replace them with expensive, intermittent resources, and then force captive electric ratepayers to pick up the tab with interest for the massive fuel switching scheme and workforce transition plans. ... Colorado Energy Plan (CEP) .. The monopoly utility is more than willing to build and build and build so it can fuel switch to utility-scale wind, solar, and batteries (which don’t really exist yet) at the expense of Colorado ratepayers. Instead of saving...
  • AARP: High-Intensity Interval Training: Why It Just May Be a ‘Miracle’ Workout (for seniors)

    12/06/2018 1:38:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    AARP Bulletin ^ | Roy Furchgott
    Exercising just 10 minutes every other day may reverse the effects of aging Fitness marketers often use extreme language (“Breakthrough!” “Miraculous!”) to describe the latest hot workout or gear. But scientists and doctors are now using superlatives to discuss what many consider to be one of the most important new fitness approaches in decades: high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, an approach to exercise that people can do in relatively little time, but with oversize benefits. If you ever did wind sprints in high school, then you know what HIIT is — brief bursts of very intense exercise followed by periods...
  • Rick Scott surges past Nelson with Florida voters

    06/11/2018 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott is virtually tied with Sen. Bill Nelson among Florida voters, but the Republican is dominating the Democrat by 9 points among those nearing or at retirement age — a group that casts the majority of Florida’s votes. The results, drawn from a forthcoming POLITICO/AARP poll delving into the policy views of Florida voters aged 50 and older, exposes a political divide that bodes relatively well for Republicans when compared to some nationwide polling that shows a more-favorable environment for Democrats. Overall, voters in the nation’s largest swing state are almost evenly split when it comes to opinions...
  • AARP Applauds Trump For Taking First Step In Cutting Prescription Drug Costs

    05/16/2018 9:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 16, 2018 | Robin Seaton Jefferson
    The nation’s largest non-profit advocate for people over 50 is praising the Trump Administration’s first steps to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Service Research in the AARP Public Policy Institute said “American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs,” released May 11 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), is a positive first step to controlling drug costs for everyone, but particularly the elderly. “This is clearly something that President Trump mentioned during the campaign that was something that was resonating with him....
  • Thank You Senator McCain [AARP Ad]

    08/03/2017 2:00:13 PM PDT · by donna · 40 replies
    AARP ^ | 08/02/17 | AARP Advocates
    Thank you Senator McCain for standing up for the people of Arizona and voting against the bad health care bill.
  • AARP to Report Health Care Votes

    03/18/2017 4:38:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    AARP ^ | March 17, 2017 | David Frank
    Will inform 38 million members Who in the House of Representatives will support final passage of the American Health Care Act? Who will give it a thumbs-down? Driven by the ways in which the bill would seriously harm Americans 50 and older, AARP has decided to make the decision on final passage in the House “an accountability vote.” AARP is urging all representatives to vote no on the bill in its current form.  “AARP recognizes the magnitude of the upcoming vote on this harmful legislation that creates an age tax, cuts the life of Medicare and gives sweetheart deals to...
  • Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017

    10/19/2016 11:09:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 122 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Chris Isidore
    The typical retiree's monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% -- the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That's still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree's monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. "Over the last five years, Social Security COLA's have remained small or nonexistent," said AARP. "Every cent can matter to beneficiaries and their families. After last year's zero COLA, this year's announcement doesn't offer much help to the millions of...
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • Nothing, And Everything, Has Changed.

    08/22/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I’m taking a vacation this week so I thought it would be fun to reflect back on the Wons first Martha’s Vineyard vacation compliments of the taxpayer. First, from August 25, 2009: If The Shoe Fits (or not) Sheeze! Can you believe all the hoo-ha over Lady M’s tootsies? Haven’t I got enough to worry about from the ankles up – and please, no canckle jokes from you little zumba Everyready bunnies.I would think the MSM would be following the escapades of Rahm, the only toes in this administration that count. He’s down in Florida this week trying to stem...
  • What Hudge and Gudge Got From ACA Obamacare

    02/06/2016 8:32:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 2/6/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    Chesterton's Hudge, Big Govt, postures mightily against Gudge, Big Biz, but when it's time to talk turkey, they are both very well mannered, civil gentlemen. Koch Bros are tiny minnows compared with Wall St. whales who support Dems. Ken Blackwell bemoans the fact that the Affordable Care Act has resulted in the diametic opposite of its stated intentions: "a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients." And your point is? The function of a quasi-governmental cartel/monopoly is not to benefit consumers. It is to...