How the AARP Made $2.8 Billion By Supporting Obamacare’s Cuts to Medicare

This blog by Avik Roy, although three years old, is just as true today as it was when first published. Shame on the AARP for selling out its constituents, our country’s senior citizens, solely for political reasons and greed. I will never join, and encourage any members to walk with their feet!   SEP 22, 2012  How the AARP Made $2.8 Billion By Supporting Obamacare’s Cuts to Medicare Avik Roy Forbes Opinion Editor and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow United States Senator Jim DeMint at a rally for United States Senate candidate Rand Paul in Erlanger, Kentucky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As … Continue reading

The Myth of Americans’ Poor Life Expectancy

The article below appeared in Forbes Magazine in Nov. 2011.  It was written by Avik Roy, a brilliant columnist, who is now at the Manhattan Institute, a policy think tank. He helps to dispel the common myth that American healthcare is inferior to other parts of the world because of low life expectancy.  In reality, the care provided in our country is superb.  Many of the deaths in the U.S. are due to things not controllable by the healthcare system, such as violent crime and accidental death.  If you control for factors such as that, we find our American medicine … Continue reading