Although there are a number of senior citizen interest groups vying for your membership fees, AARP is by far the most well-known. However, does membership have its privileges in this case? Let’s look at the benefits that the liberal-leaning AARP provides in comparison to the conservative-leaning AMAC. It’s a match up, AARP versus AMAC. Let’s compare their benefits.
AARP stands for the American Association of Retired Persons, although the organization now goes by only its initials. It was organized in 1958. It’s classified as a non-profit organization and has offices in all 50 states, D.C, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP has had its share of legal problems over the years, but there’s no doubt it still retains a considerable lobbying presence.
You no longer need to be retired to join AARP, nor are there any age restrictions. However, the bulk of the 38 million members are over the age of 50. Those that are under 50 have an Associate Membership, which excludes benefits that are age-restricted.
Membership fees are $16 per year. You have the option to cancel at any time. You can also sign up for multi-year membership plans at a discount. Spouses can be added to the primary membership policy at no extra cost.
AARP provides more than just six issues of AARP The Magazine and ten of the AARP Bulletins each year. The size and political strength of AARP mean that it can provide all sorts of benefits to its members. Hundreds of companies want to be associated with this powerhouse. The benefits are so good that many younger people join just for the retail discounts.
Home and Auto Insurance
Although AARP is not an insurance provider, various agencies have partnered up to provide members with discounts. You can save up to 20% on your home insurance policy with the Home Insurance Program from The Hartford. The Hartford also offers AARP specific renter’s insurance.
AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford is also 5% cheaper when purchased in conjunction with the homeowner’s insurance. The AARP Auto Buying Program can save you money when you are purchasing a vehicle. The AARP Smart Driver course can lower your auto insurance premiums. Should you buy it? See this comparison chart.
AARP MyVision Care through EyeMed has three different vision insurance plans available to AARP members. Delta Dental insurance guarantees you’ll be accepted as an AARP member. The AARP Hearing Care Program is there for your hearing needs with discounts. AARP Prescription Discounts covers prescription costs not covered by other policies or Medicare Part D.
Members also qualify for discounts for AARP Long-Term Care Options from New York Life and Short-Term Care Insurance from Medico. Through AARP, you can enroll in a variety of supplemental insurance plans if you are already enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.
If you are an AARP pet parent, then the 10% member discount on pet health insurance and the Petplan Visa Prepaid Card will certainly appeal to you.
Travel and Entertainment Discounts
Membership gives you access to AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia, plus discounts on excursions, car rentals, airport parking, restaurants, and hotels. Presenting your AARP card will save you 15% at Denny’s or 10% at the Outback Steakhouse and other select eating establishments.
Regal movie theater tickets and refreshments are discounted throughout the U.S. with your membership. Get a 40% discount on books through the AARP Bookstore. AARP also has free online games to keep your mind sharp as you age.
Members receive discounts on clothing, flowers, cookies, popcorn, frozen food delivery, and more when presenting your membership card. Walgreen’s Balance Rewards loyalty card can be linked to your AARP card to earn you 50 additional points for every $1 you spend. Members can also get coupon books from Tanger Shopper Services and access to free printable coupons at Coupons.com.
UPS domestic and international shipping is discounted to AARP members. AT&T and Consumer Cellular provide discounts on specific wireless plans. SimpliSafe home security systems can be purchased at a discount.
Membership gives you access to AARP Job Board, which lists employment opportunities specifically for older adults. If your CV needs to be updated, you can take advantage of the free resumé review or purchase a discounted resume writing package and have an expert do it.
AARP has a slew of free online tools that will help you with your finances. The AARP Fraud Watch Network has the latest on scams to avoid as well.
AARP Apps and Books
AARP also publishes apps and books, but you don’t have to be a member to utilize them.
- AARP Now News – FREE – An Alexa app that gives you top headlines and flash briefings. It allows you to curate your topics.
- AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad – A book for “Americans seeking safety and stability in a time of wrenching economic change.”
- Ask AARP – FREE – An Alexa skills app that you can use to ask AARP questions about their stance on various issues, play memory games, get AARP news, etc.
- Raise Your Voice – FREE – A political by that allows you to easily contact your elected officials, get AARP’s stance on legislations, etc.
- The Roost – Free – An Alexa app published by AARP that connects you with “all things volunteer.”
AMAC stands for the Association for Mature American Citizens. Although it is a relative new-comer to the over 50 advocacy groups, having been founded in 2007, it has a vocal conservative voice. Currently, the organization is based in Lady Lake, Florida. Let’s continue this AARP versus AMAC comparison by focusing our attention on this organization.
Yearly membership fees are $16. Spouses can be added with no additional cost.
AMAC members have unlimited access to the official website and the bimonthly AMAC Magazine. Members can contact lawmakers and AMAC professionals through social media and by phone. Companies whose goals align with the conservatism of AMAC have partnered up to provide discounts and benefits for members.
Home and Auto
The Travelers Indemnity Company offers a discount for homeowners who are AMAC members. They also provide discounted auto insurance. AMAC Roadside Assistance is also available. Members Receive $100 off Vehicle Protection Plans through CarChex. AMAC also has driving classes that can help you lower your insurance premium.
National Care Dental has a variety of plans, including coverage for dentures and implants. The Dental Discount Plan has 133,000 offices across the US. AMAC members save between 20% to 60% on most dental procedures.
Careington offers discounts to AMAC members in its Key Vision Plan. It has 44,000 participating facilities in the country. Costs and savings will vary depending on location. National Insurance Carriers offers AMAC members discounted plans for the under 65 age group and short term medical insurance.
The AMAC Prescription Discount Card is available for use at 59,000 pharmacies. Savings vary depending on the medication and the pharmacy. A phone call to the MAC Senior Resources Network can help you find the Medicare plan that fits your needs, including Medicare Supplement policies from private insurance carriers, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.
AMAC members can take advantage of exclusive discounts for Brookdale Senior Living services.
Travel and Entertainment Discounts
AMAC members can print out coupons for discounts at Friendly’s restaurants. Small groups are eligible for savings up to 40% on excursions through the Collette travel agency. AMAC members save 30% on medical travel insurance through AMAC Emergency Assistance Plus.
AMAC members can purchase discounted movie tickets and received discounts at Disney World, Six Flags, and select Broadway shows. Through AMAC Car Rentals, you can get reduced prices on car rentals and upgrades. With AMAC Explore, you can get discounted hotel bookings.
AMAC also has a range of online games to help keep you entertained and mentally active as you age.
Pure Talk USA will give you a free iPhone with your AMAC membership and the purchase of a $45 monthly plan. There is also an AMAC Talk, Text & Data plan available for $10 a month, which covers your AMAC membership for three years. Club Cellular will give AMAC members a 5% discount on rates and accessories.
AMAC membership gets you a free HD security camera and two months free monitoring with a new security system purchase from SimpliSafe. Office Depot has several discounts only for AMAC members.
AMAC Brand apparel, specialty foods and wine, gift baskets, and Omaha steaks all offer discounts. AMAC members save $6 for each $25 restaurant certificate purchased through Restaurants.com. Your AMAC Membership Card will get you 10-20% off your purchase at participating Long John Silver’s.
AMAC members can search for jobs at RetirementJobs.com without charge and receive a 50% discount to its one-year premium membership
AMAC membership gives you access to AMAC’s Social Security Report website and National Social Security Advisors to help you keep track of your SS benefits. PenFed Credit Union will cover your AMAC membership each year when you renew using its credit card. AMAC members can receive up to $12,000 cash back when buying or selling a home through Paragon Home Resources. AMAC members can get $1000 credit towards closing costs from Fellowship Home Loans.
AARP Versus AMAC Conclusion
So which organization should you support with your membership fee, AMAC or AARP? As you can see, many of the benefits are similar. Some AMAC offers are limited in their locations, so make sure your area is covered before deciding. It comes down which organization’s benefits fit your lifestyle the best, and perhaps, your political leanings.
From WSJ Aug. 5, 2022 article, ‘Whom Does AARP Serve?’: AARP was caught a decade ago operating as an extension of the Obama White House, toiling to help pass Obama-Care over the opposition of most members. …now it’s gone all-in for the tax-and-spend deal…that would allow the federal government to “negotiate” Medicare drug prices. A Univ. of Chicago study found that the price-control plan would reduce research dollars by $663B over the next 17 years, resulting in 135 fewer drugs, estimating a loss of 331 million years of life. A newer study finds that if this scheme had been in effect over the past decade, only six of 110 currently-approved therapies would have made it to market. Most devastated will be the people AARP claims to represent [90% on at least one prescription drug, half on 4 or more]. The money won’t be “saved” [AARP’s sales pitch], but rather siphoned from drug research….AARP is essentially a marketing arm for UnitedHealth Group, [AARP] taking in more than $1B from royalty payments in 2020, and [it appears] at least 65% of that comes from its UnitedHealth relationship. These royalty amounts now significantly dwarf what AARP receives from membership dues. The price caps and subsidies are a win for UHC, and a win for UHC is good for its partner, AARP.
This is my take: AARP only needs members so that it can show the politicians it lobbies that they represent X amount of seniors. But it’s too attached to those royalty dollars to side with its members if there’s a conflict between the goals of those seniors and the money machine. The AARP magazine has some useful information, but the far-Left celebrities it often features is a strong clue as to the organization’s bent. Go with AMAC, a grass-roots startup that formed after AARP ignored its members over ObamaCare.
Getting back to AARP and AMAC, I was a member of AARP but soon found out their so called discounts weren’t true. Car insurance quote from Hartford $600.00 more per year than on open market. House insurance almost double, then try booking a cruise through them, same deal. I wrote a nasty note to the South Carolina chapter of AARP, blasting them for taking advantage of senior citizens, when I found out with a little help that the companies offering these services have to give a “kick back” to the “employees” of AARP. AMAC may do the same, I do not know, but I am going to give them a try, and if I run into the same problem there is another out there. Whether I agree with them politically or not has nothing to do with my vision of them as a predatory, worthless company out to profit from a group of people that have served this country well through hard work, character, and integrity. Something you are definitely not seeing today in Congress, Senate, and Presidency. One thing Trump did, and he may be guilty himself, was absolutely expose how corrupt these people in Washington DC are.
These tiring partisan arguments reinforces the need for a multi-party system that can finally approach representation of more Americans, namely the majority who are considered “independents”. All the energy spent fighting a never ending two-party system battle could be spent fixing the problems in the country. First we need to normalize the election system among states so the “race to the early primary” ends along with the trend that the first 4 or 5 states in the race determine who the rest of us gets to vote for ( how un-democratic can that be!!). Once we
open the doors for more parties, the money in politics will start to recede as it will take predicting the “coalitions” among parties that can achieve a successful government to hard to finance. Than maybe people other than the bought-off rich candidates (i.e. common informed citizens like all of us reading these blogs) could actually consider and succeed in participating mean-fully in the governance of the country. So quit fighting and instead say yes to the downfall of the two-party system.
This is a easy call, byeeeee AARP ;)
YOUR wrong. I’m a proud TRUMPET. The election was STOLEN!!!!!!. We are 80,000,000 strong and growing every minute. TRUMP 2024!!!!!!!
I would never join an organization that doesn’t outright call out disinformation. Specifically, denounce liew that the election was stolen. Also, I can’t support an organization that doesn’t denounce Trump as nothing more than a crook.
How’s Biden doin for ya
BRITTANY Your typical fool. Don’t like the Constitution? Funny you fools just cant seem to leave the country you hate. Pathetic waste
Thanks for the LAUGH…
Really? Make sure you have some ketchup on hand to enhance the crow you will be eating
K.B., disinformation is the specialty of the Democratic House. Biden is the crook, if you’d only care to admit it. Would AARP?
So we should do like Israel and have elections and the winner try to form a coalition to rule. Then when it fails, have another election. What we need are honest people in politics that are not out for themselves. Term limits of 2 terms would help the situation, as well as Congress behind held to the same rules as they pass for everyone else. Eliminate the FBI, Department of Education,
The comment was for a different line. The election was stolen by illegals voting, dead voters, people voting more than once, mail in ballots sent without request, with no signatures. You can recount votes all you want and get the same result. However, no one bothered to be sure only citizens voted. States give ID to illegals and then they vote. We need citizen ID card, not just a drivers license, or utility bill.
Common sense and truly mainstream?! That would be funny of it weren’t so sad
I’M MEMBER OF AMAC & AARP
So which one has benefits that you find most useful?
I’m torn and in need of some money saving guidance: Care rentals and every day discounts & yes…..same question as “DEE H”.
Thank you for your time.
Does AMAC provide hotel discounts and Roadside assistance the same as AARP. Are they included in membership fees or purchased separately?
I have a little card AMAC sent with membership. It lists Wyndam, Red Roof Inn, Motel 6, Budget, Avis, and Hertz.
Vituperative remarks aside, I’ve decided to put my money where my mind is in supporting what I believe in. AMAC isn’t perfect in that area, but its common sense editorial comments supporting the truly mainstream Americans are important to me. AARP simply doesn’t do that. I’ve been with AMAC since 2009, and still believe they offer value supporting my beliefs.
“That was my next question…
I reside in Texas…I know quite a few people with AARP…I do not share their views at all…AMAC is sponsored by Bill O’Reilly and Dan Bongino…so I was conflicted…thanks for clearing that up”…
AARP’s public service initiatives are handled by the AARP Foundation, not AARP the for profit corporation. One of those efforts is the AARP tax preparation volunteer program, which receives many millions of dollars annually from the IRS to provide tax preparation assistance to seniors and low income clients. Long story short the AARP Foundation is the PR arm that is a tiny part of the AARP empire and its CEO who is paid millions per year. Their political lobbying has been so aggressive that Congress has threatened to take away its tax exempt nonprofit status.
Oh boy, the Trumptards are here in the comment section tarding out of their teeny tiny minds! Ha Ha, your boy lost and the Republican party is dead! Ha Ha!
So typical the first liberal comment is name calling. Am I surprisesd
Move to China.
A moron like you couldn’t possibly make sense, so just stop trying !!!
Stick to things where you can at least appear to be knowledgeable, I would suggest the Kardashians or that Bieber fellow ….
This is exactly the type of behavior I left the Democratic party because of. I really wish the liberal mindset would grow up and embrace reality for once. I’m tired of living in Fantasyland and drinking unicorn piss with these people. So glad I joined the better half of my family and became a Republican.
Yeah for you. Please continue to open people’s minds 🙏. Meanwhile AMAC is my choice.
Democrat fantasy….like Trump didn’t instigate Jan 6th, or the election was stolen fantasy…
Weird argument given those fantasies wouldn’t you say?
Steve, you apparently do not realize that it is the “Democrat” party, nothing democratic about it.
Trump’s a long way from dead my friend the evidence of this massive election conspiracy and fraud is about to come out my friend you guys are screwed
Aaaany second now…and after the thousandth attempt to prove fraud has failed once again….annnny second now…….
Trump is politically dead. You folks need to get over him. Seriously. Or get help.
I bet you’re all about diversity and inclusion.
Please come up with more fantasies and conspiracy theories about Trumps involvement in everything that exposed the Democrats corruption, as all the ones I believed have been proven true. The fraudulent election will soon be proven as Wisconsin is missing 80,000 plus ballots. (Biden only won by 20,000, about the same as how Evers beat Scott Walker….and the suddenly appearing ballots for both elections came from the same area of the state. A forensic audit is coming now. More audits in Georgia….one in colorado, and the biggest test of all….the Newsome recall. People poopoo this fraud out of the hatred for Trump. But I would prefer to lose in an honest election than one where so many election laws and procedures were illegally changed. Judges are there to interpret the law, not change it. Only state legislative bodies can change laws recorded in state statutes. I guess honesty and integrity have been lost on the Marxist Democrats. Is why I left the Democrat party after 40 years when Obama’s first term was up. He lead the party too far left and didnt represent anyone but himself, as witnessed by his multi million dollar ocean estate….that if climate change was a real science, he would never have invested that much in something that would end up underwater. Same with Bejing Biden. But I guess you all like the high price of fuel, the possible federal tax they wish to add to your property taxes, covid on the rise with no end in site on booster jabs, rising crime rates, an annual mileage tax on your vehicle, federal zoning changes to try to eliminate ownership of single family residences, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants coming over our southern border monthly, allowed to go where ever they wish with no vetting or mask mandates or vaccine mandates, but we will be fined or go to jail for disobeying the Biden regimes COVID mandates. All I can say to Democrats who support this crap is……can you read this ok or do I need to learn how to communicate in sheep language.
I agree that Trump is done and over with. He will not run again. He will be too old by 2024 and being effectively banned from the internet will keep him from raising the funds he would need to make another run.
Unfortunately the Republican Party will still be around for awhile longer but hopefully they’ll moderate their tone after they get beat in 2024. They don’t appeal to Millenials or Gen X and their base of Boomers isn’t exactly growing.
As for AMAC, it is a shill group for the far right. It disguises itself as a retirement group but aligns itself in lockstep with the far right wing of the Republican Party. It gets into politics that have absolutely zero to do with senior citizens like abortion. Abortion is not a senior issue. Few if any retired people will be getting abortions. And AMAC would side with the very same people when it comes to cutting or gutting our benefits. And those benefits include Obamacare.
So no, I won’t be joining AMAC. Some of us are smart enough to tell enemy from friend.
You can’t be too smart, Kev, if you think a few far-left social media platforms banning Trump will have much impact on his fundraising and getting the word out. Most of us aren’t on Fakebook or Twatter or those others. We know what to follow and they are all about President Trump and Making America Great Again. Seventy million of us haven’t gone away. President Trump hasn’t gone away. We’re just warming up; you’ll be hearing a LOT from us so buckle up!
I’m behind you Doc C.!!!!! You are so right. AMAC is the best alternative.
AMAC? AARP? I left AARP-Forever, when I found out they were lobbying for abortion. What is an organization for seniors doing lobbying for death of pre-born babies?? Thank You!
Why do you say abortion is not a Senior issue?
Our GRANDCHILDREN are the ones being aborted.
AMEN! We need to ensure a positive US population growth from OUR children, not filling the country with millions foreign nationals.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. What is it about the “inclusive” Liberals that they are SO TERRIFIED of an opposing view that they can’t just disagree — ON SPECIFIC POINTS — but have to name call and put down and classify others as ignorant for disagreeing??? I think it’s because they are SO INSECURE in their own positions and they know just how wrong and ludicrous their beliefs are that they can’t deal with an opposing view any other way.
SO SAD!! I feel sorry for you.
Trumps new platform is a game changer.
The Biden Crime Family will be fully exposed.
No, USA is not “a democracy”, but a Democratic Republic!
That means all areas of the country will have representation
and not just pumped in immigrants. You are trying to
fly in and dump immigrants throughout the country for 2024,
but we are ALL OVER IT. Trump wins by a landslide in 2024
and the douchocrat party will be dead for a long….long….time.
Schools need to open back up. Don’t 12 yr olds have anything better to do with their time than visit senior citizen pages?
Why does TDS patient always rear their ugly head? Especially in this type of discussion where people are sharing and simply trying to make a decision. So disgusting and sad.
Ok what ever you say skippy
Bottom line AARP gives money to far left causes and AMAC doesn’t
That’s all I needed to know
“eye roll” here – TRUMP WON – SAVE AMERICA Poor ‘lil B cannot even speak – much less walk up stairs! :) He’s a puppet for Killiary and O’bummer
Trump Won. Liberal leftists cheated, lied, and got away with being frauds. Do you not realize what has been jeopardized; your vote, your major voice!!!
I thought this was about AARP and AMAC why the name calling and you’re hatred.
Yeah Pal.. You’d be either dead or speaking Mandarin in a sweat shop somewhere if it weren’t for Trump Tard.. Bow to thee…
I am offended with the rices statement that you made about Mandarin? I am Chinese and demand you to apologies.
Is that all you’ve got????? Sorry you have been so brainwashed & lied to
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, “Trumpisaloser” poster. I was just interested in reading this article to compare AARP and this new guy in town, AMAC, and see what their membership base is like, among other things. And then I read YOUR comment….
I just dropped AARP, and joined AMAC, 3 yr. membership. YOU were the deciding factor.
Your man is now leading the country into communism. Freebies for all illegals and you’re paying for it. Forcing vaccines that have killed thousands while letting infected immigrants into the country to spread disease and blame republican governors. This administration is working for Satan.
😂😂😂 Textbook example of “Trump Derangement Syndrome”. I suggest you seek mental help immediately. Oh, and please, PLEASE, until you’re no longer a threat to yourself or anyone else, DO NOT procreate!
What are you, five?
And yet here’s a moron who thinks illegitimate biden is great. Yet you sub species just can’t seem to leave the country you hate. Kinda weird I can’t seem to find you cowards in the real world
Thank you Charlotte for finalizing our decision to join AMAC.
AARP supports BLM/Antifa which both organizations call for the destruction and dismantling of America and all it stands for.
After reading this, I will call and cancel AARP tomorrow. I just joined AARP 2 weeks ago. I had no idea Amac existed.
Most people don’t, but it’s a great conservative organization honestly doing their best to help Seniors save money, even as the cost of living continues to go up.
AMAC leans right – so yes, there is an inherent bias, but the difference is that they readily admit that, so that their membership can make an informed judgement.
AARP does not admit their left leanings and in fact go to significant lengths to claim an unbiased stance that is not supported by their activities and publications.
So both have a bias, but only AMAC is up front about it.
Based on that alone, who do you want to do business with ?
Thank you my patriot brothers and sisters
This will tell you all you need to know about AARP.
They are making billions off you via insurance back channels by supporting Obamacare.
I switched from AARP to AMAC because AARP does not condemn, not even disagree with the BLM (Black Lives Matter) organization and their views on the physical destruction and moral ruination of the United States and it’s core values. AARP also refuses to disagree with the idea of monetary reparations for past so called “crimes” against certain races and the removal and destruction of statues and memorials to our nation’s past history. They along with the other liberal news media refuse to acknowledge the major problems with the new administration or disagree with the damaging cancel culture ideology sweeping the country.
Just say “I joined AMAC because I don’t like black people “. It is obvious you don’t. #BlackLivesMatter
[insert eye roll here]
Interesting point of view. Your side seems to be the ones killing them via abortion, Kev!
MGH you are right. AARP is making millions from Medicare recipients. AARP is the major factor that all the Medicare advantage plans etc started up. AARP saw an opportunity to make millions by lobbying Congress to not give full Medicare coverage. They instead saw the future in these Medicare benefits extra plans through their endorsements.
AARP doesn’t give a shit about seniors. All they care about is the money they can rake in and scam seniors. And then give theirselves big salaries all the while claiming non profit. Dont believe me ? Read MGH’s link. Go on line and check out aarp’s non profit status where they have to list salaries and where the money collected is spent and where it comes from.
Simple question: What’s the first thing someone has to do in order to be racist? Simple answer: Sort people into collectives based upon superficial similarities like how much melanin is in their skin. All racists are collectivists. All collectivists are on the left. Only leftists obsess about race and racial identities. The left embraces, fosters, promotes, and attempts to profit from racism (and several other isms). All genocides are collectivist as well. Racism, separatism, segregationism, and ethnonationalism are solely leftist policies. Fact check: True.
On the right, we believe in personal responsibility and personal accountability, individual rights and individual liberties. We identify people as unique individuals and support the smallest minorities of all, individuals. Civic nationalism is patriotism. We don’t obsess about superficial similarities and differences. As MLK Jr in his “I Have A Dream” speech asserted, content of character as expressed through words and deeds is what matters. The same concept is found in the “Parable of the Good Samaritan” taught by Jesus.
The left? They were the ones behind the Trail of Tears and putting Indians on reservations. They were the Confederacy in the Civil War – no slaves were owned by Republicans. Juneteenth was the day when the last of the Democrat-owned slaves were freed by Republicans. The Democrats implemented Jim Crow and used to to extend slavery through the practice of convict-leasing. The Democrats opposed women’s suffrage. The Democrats opposed the Civil RIghts Act of 1957 and the Voting Rights Act of 1964. They only supported the Civil Rights Act of 1965 because LBJ saw the opportunity to use it as a means of control and manipulation. More recently, ObamaCare was another effort to make more people wards of the state. There’s a lot of guilt because of all this and the left routinely tries to project this guilt on all of society instead of being cowards and deservingly bearing the burden themselves.
We pray that our misguided leftist/collectivist neighbors discover the clear and obvious flaws in their reasoning and abandon their morally empty ideology and instead choose lives guided with moral wisdom and spiritual strength.
Very well said John, I only fear you wasted your breath on Kev and other people like him. But at least you tried!
AMAC has better restaurant discounts through restaurants.com often 50%. That’s a game changer. Also, they more align with conservative issues.
What is a better Medicare Supplement, AARP or AMAC? and why?
I have made a comparison through research on both AMAC and AARP. Political I am more right than left, but having once been an AARP member I became disenchanted when they opposed the changes to Social Security. That would have saved the plan in the long run and reduced the Federal deficit over the years. Entitlement funds are the bain on our financial problems. I also opposed Omaha Care. Now I think we should sets our sights on voting by mail for everyone. No question that the last election was stolen through the US Mail.
Social security is NOT an “entitlement” . WE and our employers paid into it when we worked to have an income when we retired according to the rules that they came up with.
Actually it is an entitlement. All “entitlement” means is that it is something you are entitled to. You are entitled to Social Security after working 40 quarters
(10 years) and Medicare after age 65. Entitlement doesn’t mean anything bad or undesirable.
Oxford dictionary: “ the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.”
WebMD: “ The entitlement mentality is defined as a sense of deservingness or being owed a favor when little or nothing has been done to deserve special treatment. It’s the ‘you owe me’ attitude. Entitlement is a narcissistic personality trait. It’s not known exactly how this mentality develops.”
I was an AARP member until those morons decided to support Obamacare. I cancelled my membership and demanded a refund of my membership fee. I have been an AMAC member from the very beginning and love it. They support my beliefs and don’t sell me out and use my membership against me. I have no use for anyone who would be a member of AARP.
All this political BS isn’t worth the discounts. I don’t work for the Government the Government is supposed to work for the people. Lobbyists, greed, secrecy, scandal, acting like Children when they are supposed to be working.. I’ll just stick with the regular discounts and leave it at that.
Hear hear. Drop the partisan BS everyone, don’t support any organization that works for a political party.
AMAC is by far the better entity. AARP sold out it’s members for benefits that netted the management hundreds of millions of dollars. Did they share that with the members? NO! The deal was between the Obama administration and AARP management without even consulting the members.
Charlotte, I have read many a liberal diatribe on Wikipedia. I just have to wonder if you are paid by AMAC to keep people away from AARP.
A conspiracy theory is when you have no evidence and instead of discarding a theory with no proof, you add as many people to the conspiracy as necessary to cover over your lack of evidence. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, you just have to cite your sources, there are also areas where it’s discussion and you have to dig to get to those areas. If you don’t like what you read there, add to it. The Democrats are practicing free speech when they comment in those areas, why don’t you do that, instead of believing in a vague conspiracy?
Dave, a conspiracy theorist is one who questions the statements of known liars. The evidence is there for all to see, but you don’t want to see it. Lalalalala (fingers in ears but mouth going full blast).
Charlotte’s crap about Trump’s handling of COVID shows she is pretty damn stupid. We would be waiting another couple of years for the vaccine under sleepy Joe. I am 63 and healthy. I am more worried about the side effects of the vaccine than the disease. I don’t get the flu or that vaccine. I got the hep vaccine when I worked around blood. I had to tap dance on the county health dept’s forehead to get in quickly for a tetanus shot. I was thinking about comparing the benefits but Charlotte convinced me to join AMAC. Today’s liberalism is a mental disease. It is very hard to find an honest and intelligent Democrat in office. AMAC for me!
100% agreed David
I 100% agree with David, also.
100% disagree with david.
David M, You are 100% correct. There are those that even though the evidence is there, they are still blind gullible sheeple being led to the slaughter by the liberal left democrats.
Spot on! #saveamerica
Nicely put, David
Charlotte, all your comments have helped me conclude that AMAC is the way to go! Regarding political persuasion, both AARP and AMAC most likely lobby each’s respective political party, but as far as benefit to
the elderly, the difference is Republicans do what is beneficial to the people (improvement of quality of life) and the country (morally, ethically, responsibly, etc.) whereas the Democrats will do what appears to be on the face of it to be beneficial to the non-working people (freebies) and working people (hardships) not for the benefit of the country but in reality, such offerings are only pandering for their votes, at all costs to the working public,….. and the non-working, maintaining the plantation. Charlotte, please keep up the good work. Surely AMAC appreciates it.
AMAC is for me, The lefties have gone way way to far, Share and express your love for America in all Lefties face, everyday, it pisses them off, because they like to create misery.
Thanks Charlotte! I’m signing up for AMAC today. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Goodbye, AARP…hello AMAC, here I come!! So sick and tired of liberals trying to destroy our country. Good riddance! And God bless American and President Trump.
Just waiting for AARP to give us the directions on how to learn to speak Chinese; so that we are ready to accommodate them, when they take over in 2025. Like they promised.
AARP are socialist, baby killers. I switched to A MAC.
Charlotte: AARP isn’t leftist because it supports Democrats here and there. It’s leftist because that’s who they are! I’ve seen their articles, I know what principles they support. I stopped my membership decades ago because of their socialist agenda and I do not need lecturing from their apologists.
Excellent point folks! The change is made !
Thanks Charlotte. You’ve convinced me too to join AMAC.
I am convinced. Thank you
I would not support any company that promotes itself as extreme – i.e. “extreme conservatism of AMAC”
I would agree with many of you – Charlotte helped me make my decision as well for she deflected all the awful attitudes and behaviors of the left onto the right. Especially “words without proof is a GOP disease”. That did it for sure. Has anyone been watching any kind of news the past 4 years? Most everything said about President Trump were lie and even proven lies starting with the Dossier that they used to impeach him. ALL were lies and how that tried to ruin so many other lies like Mr. Papadopoulos and Mr. Page and others. Thank you others for your insight and comments.
Thank you Charlotte for convincing me to join AMAC. I’m sure aarp is very proud of your recruitment attempts. I going to start sending every aarp junk mail I receive back to them so they have to pay the postage.
Please keep comments informative and kind, folks. Try to respectfully disagree.
How is this working out?
Here it is 8/7/22 and I have been reading all the comments.
Very disrespectful comments.
Keep up the good work, Derrick
I opened comments again to see if things may have simmered down a bit…
Charlotte convinced me also. Thanks Commie.
Charlotte Morton convinced me to join AMAC. Just reading her liberal rants, which I vehemently oppose, was enough.
This is from PolitiFact and shows that AMAC accused AARP of some things that are not true. Why would they do that? Is that what all Conservatives do?
Talk about political. I found this on Wikipedia.
AMAC describes itself as “vigorously conservative” and gained support from talk show host Glenn Beck and other conservative figures. AMAC strongly opposes the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has pushed for its repeal. In March 2014, AMAC claimed a membership of 1.1 million members, up from 40,000 in 2008, which it attributed to backlash over the ACA.
AMAC supports a plan for Social Security which would gradually increase the earliest retirement age to 64 (from 62) and “guarantee cost-of-living increases in a tiered structure based on income.” AMAC supports the oil and gas industry, claiming that they “are safer for the environment than ever before.” The group’s president, Dan Weber, called for a rollback of Obama administration policies to promote clean energy.
The AMAC has a volunteer “delegate” program, aiming to select an AMAC member in each congressional district across the country to meet and lobby members of Congress.
In February 2017 AMAC issued a warning to the upcoming 2017 Academy Awards ceremony to not tolerate speeches against President Donald Trump, threatening to launch a boycott of theaters.
Political analyst Josh Bernstein is currently a National Spokesperson for AMAC, which sponsors his weekly political talk show.
Thank you Charlotte, I have just decided to join AMAC. Not sure I would have decided so quickly without reading your posts.
LOL; Wikipedia?? …Wikipedia?? Wow.
Steve Hughes, Someone needs to do their homework. Words with no proof is a GOP disease.
How does AARP make money?
Senior advocacy organization AARP receives $762.6 million a year — more than half its total revenue of $1.3 billion — from royalties on everything from health and car insurance deals to credit cards, records reviewed by The Palm Beach Post show. Nov 30, 2015
How Is the AARP Funded?
By John Hewitt
How Is the AARP Funded?
The AARP is funded by members, donations and through the commercial operations of its business arm, AARP Financial, which provides both retirement planning, investment and insurance services to AARP members at discounted rates. The AARP receives substantial additional funding from the federal government. It is not affiliated with any religious organization.
For CHARLOTTE MORTON : You are WRONG and urgently need to LEARN about AARP’s policies on political donations and other political issues. Not doing YOUR homework is just plain FOOLISH! The so-called “president” often referred to as The OBAMANATION RUINED that organization during his tenure by stacking both national and local boards and administrations with hard core liberals. The information IS THERE for YOU to find… if you actually care. I suspect you DO NOT.
Steve Hughes: can you please explain AARP’s policies and political views? Thank you.
I live in south central Kentucky and want to know if Amac is good in my location? It sounds more what I’m interested in than AARP. Not happy with them!
Just because AARP supports some of the same policies that the Democrats present, doesn’t mean AARP is leftist, it means they believe that these policies are in the best interest of the elderly. That is who they represent. AARP can’t help it if the Conservative legislators don’t seem to support policies that are beneficial to the elderly as much as the Democrats. There are others sources that judge Republicans as wanting to take away or reduce programs that support the elderly, like Social Security and Medicare. I trust AARP to support senior citizens in American. Our Republican President’s irresponsible handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, where the elderly were more at risk, is another good reason to support the CDC’s recommendations and promote a safer response to this deadly virus until the vaccine has been distributed in a more efficient way than the Federal response has been.
Charlotte you are deliberately ignorant. The covid vaccine that has been developed was under Donald Trump’s watch; Sleepy Joe is just taking credit dishonestly. Please note that vaccine distribution especially to the vulnerable elderly is excellent in Red states… such as Florida which is a superstar. Where the elderly are not protected is Blue states. For instance, Cuomo in New York and Whitmer in Michigan, where infected people were put into nursing homes to infect the elderly. You seem to assume that elderly people support socialism which is far from the truth; I am a SENIOR not a SOCIALIST. Conservatives definitely care for the genuinely needy and are much more philanthropic…. however we do not care to support able bodies people who choose to not work.
Perhaps you mental density makes you unable to realize that your often irrational comments serve to drive your audience in the other direction….
I have been an AARP member for years and am really tired of only a leftwing liberal support in politic. I am conservative and so is my wife and AARP is driving me crazy. I thought they were supposed to respond to members in an unbiased manner. NOT SO. I will not support any liberal agenda after the past yesr. They are tearinig our country apartr AND they want our guns now. It ain’t gonna happen here in the west.
Both sucks. Venues support political activities that I am against. For example Pure talk is supported by AT&T, stuff like that turned me off with politics involvement. What are you trying to rope in – younger generation (??) and grab those from each other. This is a disservice to the seniors. Goodbye
WHEN AARP FIRST STARTED, IT WAS TO HELP SENIORS. LATER IT BECAME SIMPLY A MONEY HUNRGY BUSINESS WANTING MORE AND MORE MEMBER, THUS MORE AND MORE MONEY.THEY SUPPORT LIBERAL POLITICS ONLY. SEEMS TO BE OWNED AND RUN BY PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS ONLY.THEY DO NO SUPPORT ANY COMMON SENSE POLICIES. WILL AMAC BECAME THE SAME. A LIBERAL TRAP FOR SENIORS ?
I am a member of both and agree with the above comments. I get both sides and enjoy their books. I am a conservative and voted for Trump and will again if he runs. I pray before deciding who to vote for. God bless the USA.
Many of you mentioned “unbiased information concerning AMC vs AARP.”
What I read under BENEFITS for AMAC did not sound very unbiased to me: “Companies whose goals align with the extreme conservatism of AMAC have partnered up to provide discounts and benefits for members”.
EXTREME – are you serious – EXTREME. You want extreme look to the other choice. AND this SITE IS AN AMAZON ASSOCIATE. Now you can understand EXTREME better.
You made up my mind for me. I will switch to AMAC. I know AARP is a left leaning organization and have been looking to get away from that order of thought.
I have found AARP to be more left leaning and AMAC more of a conservative organization.
I am under the impression that AMAC is a non-profit 501 3 c organization. If that is true, I will switch to them. I find no need to pay a membership to a behemoth like AARP. If the benefits are similar, then why not switch.
I agree with above comment. Best unbiased report I have seen, I have been an AARP member for 8 yrs now, But may give AMAC a shot. Thanx,
Thank you for this information. It has been tough finding unbiased information concerning AMAC vs AARP. Much appreciated.