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The Resource The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations, Charles R. Morris

The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations, Charles R. Morris

Label
The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations
Title
The AARP
Title remainder
America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the story of how America's most powerful lobby overcame its shady origins to become an exemplary player in the great debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare
  • The single, bone-crushing problem in American politics - now and for the next thirty years - is how big a share of the nation's economic pie should go to older people for income support and health care. The American Association of Retired Persons is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of American politics, an organization made up of 32 million members, the most influential, single-minded voting bloc in the United States. But few people know that the AARP was the brainchild of a budding insurance mogul, Leonard Davis, who made an estimated $200 million flogging high-priced health insurance to the elderly. This book chronicles the rise of the AARP and its fight to shed the vestiges of its unsavory beginnings to become a responsible player at the political table. It is also the first book to set out in clear and readable detail which AARP products are good buys and which ones consumers should avoid
  • This book takes a close look at the AARP, its financial and business activities, its service network, and its lobbying organization. It explores the structure and financing of senior entitlement programs, and pinpoints the winners and losers in the current system. And, most important, this book analyzes the possibilities of reform and concludes that the continued growth of the health care sector ought not to be cause for undue alarm; in all probability, it will confer important benefits upon the rest of the economy. Indeed, the author proposes practical steps that will likely make the coming transition much easier than it otherwise might be
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/8/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HQ1063.2.U6
  • HV1064.U6
LC item number
  • M67 1996
  • M682 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations, Charles R. Morris
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0411/95046878.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269) and index
Contents
A warm and fuzzy eight-hundred-pound gorilla. The gorilla at home -- The gorilla's somewhat questionable past -- The gorilla at work -- What's at stake. Senior entitlements under the microscope -- Entitlement winners and losers : a scorecard -- The politics of entitlements : a report from a fifteen-year war -- The transformation of American society. The realities of reform -- The transformation of the American economy -- Paths to reform -- The AARP commercial empire -- Social security and Medicare/Medicaid
Control code
73634
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 286 p.
Isbn
9780812927535
Lccn
95046878
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33439207
  • (OCoLC)33439207
Label
The AARP : America's most powerful lobby and the clash of generations, Charles R. Morris
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0411/95046878.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269) and index
Contents
A warm and fuzzy eight-hundred-pound gorilla. The gorilla at home -- The gorilla's somewhat questionable past -- The gorilla at work -- What's at stake. Senior entitlements under the microscope -- Entitlement winners and losers : a scorecard -- The politics of entitlements : a report from a fifteen-year war -- The transformation of American society. The realities of reform -- The transformation of the American economy -- Paths to reform -- The AARP commercial empire -- Social security and Medicare/Medicaid
Control code
73634
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 286 p.
Isbn
9780812927535
Lccn
95046878
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33439207
  • (OCoLC)33439207

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