Wednesday, November 11, 2009
General • AARP Sued for Deception
The AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, has flip-flopped, misrepresented themselves, and, let’s call it accurately, lied. They claim to be an advocate for senior citizens, the retired and elderly, watching out for their interests, when in reality their only interest is in helping the Marxists take over America. The membership dues they take from thousands upon thousands of seniors plus the kickbacks they receive from recommending insurance companies and medications keeps them in the Billion dollar range, which is used to further the far left agenda of socialism. They have stated publicly that they do NOT back Obama’s Health Care Plan (this is all on video tape) even though they were behind the scenes giving the Obama Administration all the support and finances they needed. Then recenlty they acknowledged (just before the vote), that yes, THEY BACKED the healthkill plan, a plan where health care will be rationed to the elderly. (See stories of AARP on this website) Then, today, The National Law Journal Legal Times published the story below of a couple suing AARP for deception and misrepresentation, revealing even more AARP corruption…..selling medical plans!
Couple Sues AARP Over Health Care Marketing
A Texas couple has filed a federal class action against AARP in the District of Columbia, alleging the group used misleading marketing to sell its health insurance policies. The suit, filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that James and Allison Halpern purchased an AARP Medical Advantage Plan in March 2008, after receiving an advertising packet touting it as a “primary insurance plan.” The couple dropped their old health insurance policy. But after Allison Halpern was diagnosed with breast cancer, they learned their new plan only provided limited coverage, and would not pay for the cost of a crucial surgery.
According to the complaint, AARP’s advertising materials did not indicate that the health plan only provided limited coverage. AARP suspended sales of the policies earlier this year when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) opened a congressional investigation into their marketing.
“AARP has preyed upon Plaintiffs and thousands of Americans over age 50 by luring unsuspecting consumers in need of affordable health care to enroll in AARP’s health insurance program,” the complaint states.
The suit accuses the company of violating the D.C. Consumer Protections Procedure Act. It argues the D.C. court has jurisdiction because AARP is located in the District. An AARP spokesman declined to comment.
A lawyer for the Halperin’s, Jerome Noll, of counsel with White Plains, New York-based Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz, said he knew of one other class action filed against AARP. That suit, also filed in D.C., targets United Healthcare as well, which partnered with AARP to sell the policies. A legal team from Venable including partner William Coston represents AARP in that case.
We believe there’s a stronger case against AARP,” Noll said. “We allege that AARP’s marketing was deceptive and therefore in violation of the D.C. consumer protection act. [The Halperns] did not receive marketing materials from United Healthcare.”
Posted by Jordan Weissmann on November 10, 2009 at 04:53 PM in D.C. Courts and Government
Rev. Austin Miles is a Pastor of Senior Citizens at a church in Northern California.