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August 10, 1994 |
Dennis Burgess never thought he would end up here, at a job re-entry program run by the American Assn. of Retired Persons. After all, he is only 44. But after he left his job as a program executive in charge of 39 television shows at ABC-TV in 1990 to pursue a writing career, the Reseda resident spent four years learning how hard it was to sell scripts from the other side of the table.
February 28, 2005 |
As synonyms for the word "vile," my thesaurus offers some of the following: offensive, objectionable, odious, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, disgusting, sickening, loathsome, foul, nasty, contemptible, despicable and noxious. Any of those words would aptly describe the advertising attack launched last week against AARP, the largest advocacy group for seniors, by the conservative interest group USA Next. But there's one word that unfortunately can't be applied: surprising.
December 14, 1995 |
Things were going so well. Your hair transplants were sprouting. You finally bought that red convertible. You got a date with the buff blond at the fitness club and the scars from your last liposuction were fully healed. And now, this: "Welcome to AARP!" Without warning, without therapy, without even the tiniest apology, you are issued a "Certificate of Admission" to the biggest old folks club in the world. "Dear Friend," begins Executive Director Horace B. Deets' oh-so-sincere letter.
March 23, 2005 |
At the start of a potentially crucial congressional recess, in which lawmakers will hear from constituents about President Bush's plans to overhaul Social Security, Bush and his allies asked Democrats and AARP on Tuesday to stop attacking their ideas. Bush issued the plea alongside his onetime rival for the presidency Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has a better working relationship with Democrats than does the White House.
October 12, 2002 |
The country's biggest health insurer has informed members of the senior citizens lobbying group AARP that it will reimburse them for prescriptions filled in Canada and elsewhere abroad. UnitedHealth Group Inc. sent a letter to the 97,000 people who purchased insurance with a drug benefit through AARP to tell them about the coverage.
June 20, 1998 |
America's retirees are ill-prepared to evaluate the array of Medicare health insurance options that will be open to them in little more than a year, a new survey shows. Under legislation passed last year, seniors will have to decide whether to absorb the extra cost of staying in traditional Medicare plans--where they can go to any doctor they choose--or switch to one of a variety of new plans with more restrictions on care but lower overall costs.