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AARP has made $2.8 billion by supporting Obamacare’s cuts

To The Daily Sun,

The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. Did Mr. L.J. Siden tell the whole truth, or did he leave out vital facts in his letter of Dec. 13? Broad statements without facts to prove a point is unacceptable. I would never dream of telling people where to research, this is agenda journalism by a person with only talking points.

I think Mr. Siden knows he gave limited information about "Death Panels." Does he know who the AARP Health Corporation works hand-in-hand with? Does he know their connection with Obamacare? Does he know AARP is an affiliate of Obamacare, and they have made millions and billions of dollars off Medicare.

AARP has made $2.8 billion by supporting Obamacare's cuts to Medicare. Let this information open up Mr. Siden's synapses in his brain and let the flow begin.

Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare in order to pay for its $1.9 trillion expansion of coverage to low-income Americans. Why would AARP support a law that most seniors oppose? Senator DeMint from South Carolina states, "It's because those very same Medicare cuts will give the AARP a windfall of $1 billion in insurance profits, and preserve another $1.8 billion that the Health Corp. already generates from its business interests." In other words the AARP is depriving Medicare of benefits.

AARP isn't your every-day citizens advocate group, is it? I have declined my subscription to monthly payments a long time ago because of their deceptions. It is one of the largest private health insurers in America. In 2011 AARP generated $458 million in royalty fees from so-called Medigap plans nearly twice the $266 million the lobby received in membership dues.

Members of Congress to Supremes: Strike "Death Panels — 12-4-14. " Dozens of members of Congress joined in a court brief asking the Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Obamacare's Independent Advisory Board, the assembly of appointed individuals described by some critics as a "death panel" for its power to impose its will on doctors, hospitals and patients." This board is unelected, unaccountable, and is unanswerable to Congress.

IPDF is described as a way to control Medicare costs, with the authority to approve or disapprove payments for services and set the level of payment. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., a doctor states, "As reimbursement rates are cut to doctors, access is reduced for the needy, I fear for Medicare patients."

The rationing of care is why, critics say, the institution is being called a "death panel" members would only need to lower physician reimbursement for a particular life-saving procedure, increase the expense of medicine to an impossible level, and physicians would be unable to provide the service, resulting in the deaths of those who might have benefited. It is happening right now. As I said in my previous letter about the woman in Oregon who was denied oncology meds for her lung cancer and eventually expired. Our treasured veterans were denied care by the fuzzy numbers game being played by the Veterans Administration.

In conclusion the destructive, defaming of character and intelligence of Betsey McCaughey, Ph.D., and patient advocate is unacceptable and unconscionable. The AARP needs to apologize to Betsey and stop hiding behind deceptive language and practices.

My last piece of information is as follows: AARP Medigap plans are also exempted from the ban that requires insurers to take all comers, regardless of pre-existing conditions. Mr. Siden also needs to apologize because he is spreading propaganda by ignoring pertinent facts. Two plus two does not equal five.

Please google AARP and read the many articles concerning the Health Corporation, there are many sites of truth.

Rosemary Landry


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Who pays insurance bills for the ‘Rush Limbaugh Wannabees’?

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing in response to letter written Dec. 19 in The Daily Sun by Mr. Jon Hoyt of Plymouth. I was glad to see the names listed as "conservative clown car riders", or whom I call Rush Limbaugh Wannabees.

Mr. Hoyt has identified the fact that writers of letters to editor as not always written by name posted. I wrote my first letter to editor on April 28, 2011, with facts I knew to be true of such things going on but it was not printed. I was told at the time it was too personal. Mr. Hoyt's letter tells the story fine. I will be watching to see who responds.

I do feel that a fair question to ask Messrs. Meade, Ewing, Boutin, Earle, Wiles, who pays for their insurance? Is it by any chance government subsidies and should it be canceled? These same writers feel they can write letters of hate and discontent and don't have to answer to any comments as they can say anything they want to under free speech and First Amendment.

It was good to see the picture in Daily Sun on Dec. 20 and getting to see who writes these letters. It is true that that a picture is worth a thousand words. The first thing that came to my mind was a group of parrots in a pet shop saying "Obamacare," "IRS," "Benghazi," "Close the border," "Jobs for middle class," etc., etc., etc., as the list goes on.

I have read and been told lately that folks get smarter as they get older. The Union Leader had a article in Sunday's paper, Dec. 21 at bottom of Page F1 titled "Can't find your car? Blame your over-saturated brain." A short quote, "There's a down side, however. Scientists explained that the older brain takes in everything, but unlike the younger brain, has an unfortunate habit of replacing important existing information with something trivial."

I am a firm believer that the older a person gets, loss of friends, family members, etc., they get lonely, so draw attention to themselves in many ways, in this case, letters to the editor saying the same thing over and over again. Sad.

I always enjoy reading Tea Party Tricks by Mr. James Veverka. All I could think of is how anyone could eat anything and keep it down sitting at that table. To be continued.

Henry Osmer

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