In 1997 AARP established a relationship with United Healthcare to sell Medicare gap insurance under the name AARP/Medicare Complete from Secure Horizons. According to a Washington Post article published 10/27/2009, AARP’s association with United Healthcare delivered $400 million in revenue which represents more on an annual basis that monies generated from membership. AARP is also spending $37 million lobbying in Washington for a government run health care bill that will put more money in their pocket. Who does AARP represent? The healthcare industry or vulnerable seniors who seek information, education and advocacy. It’s unclear. What’s your opinion?

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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