Aug. 26, 2022

AARP’s Conflict of Interest

AARP’s Conflict of Interest

Is your Medicare plan giving you the best deal? It’s a tricky question since seniors have no tools to easily determine if their plan has the best price or coverage compared to others. 

There’s also a lack of transparency in health plans, particularly with third-party endorsed plans, like those sponsored by AARP. If any organization has a financial incentive to sell a health plan, is that plan in the best interest of the consumer? Or the sponsor who gets a kickback?

Hosts Terry and Dr. Bob unpack that question, and also bring on John Grant, President and Executive Director of Seniors Across America. He shares why now more than ever, seniors need access to accessible, affordable, and transparent care. 

And Seniors Rising Now has launched to advocate for critical health care policies! Visit the website and take the pledge to support increased transparency and fairness in Medicare plans.

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent

Guests: 

John Grant, President and Executive Director, Seniors Across America

Links: 

Seniors Rising Now

How the U.S. Will Set Up New Medicare Drug Price Talks

Op-Ed: AARP’s Conflict of Interest

Out-of-Pocket Cost of Naloxone May Keep Many Uninsured from Using Lifesaving Treatment

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