Here we go again. The third year of Medicare prescription drug coverage is kicking off. Note: there have been significant changes.
And once again, we are not in control of our own lives. Already three million older Americans are hitting the gap this year. The what? You know, doughnut hole. The what?
We outnumber the bastards. There are three million of us and only a handful of them. Why don't we organize! Unite! Make T-shirts and wave placards!
We could call ourselves AARP. And when the drug companies offer goofy legislation and self-rewarding regulations in Washington, we can pretend we are the defenders of our 38,000,000 members. That's not a typo. AARP has 38 million members, thereabouts.
So, explain to me again how it is that with 38 million members, AARP let this Part D program get passed? Worse, how is it that the insurance companies this go-round have re-written the rules because the original plan didn't make them enough money!
Oh yes. I forgot. AARP sells insurance.