AARP loses about 60,000 members over its healthcare reform stance

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As many as 60,000 seniors have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, news outlets have reported.

The reason is because they are angry about AARP's position on healthcare reform. While it has publicly stated it has not endorsed any legislative proposals, it has leaned in favor of the bills that are being debated. Many seniors are switching to the American Seniors Association, a conservative alternative to AARP, CBS News reported.

Three House committees have approved legislation that would trim $563 billion out of Medicare's growth rate over the next 10 years while pumping in about $320 billion. While several advocacy groups have tried to allay seniors' fears about their Medicare coverage, many believe that Medicare cuts will lead to long lines, restrictions on care and other problems.


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