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.
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.
April 25, 2006 |
AARP, a large advocacy group for seniors, has started selling three mutual funds geared toward retirement savings. The funds' portfolios range from conservative to aggressive and are designed to simplify investment choices for seniors, AARP said.
August 12, 1994 |
Angry members of the American Assn. of Retired Persons flooded the organization's switchboards across the country Thursday, ranting against its endorsement of health care reform measures advocated by the Senate and House majority leaders. "They're all very emotionally upset, but they're all saying the same words," said John Warner, a spokesman for the AARP who fielded calls in the Long Beach office Thursday. "They say: 'I haven't been polled and you can't represent me.'