At present some of the hot button items the AARP is working with are:
Prescription Drugs over the last 5 years have increased much more rapidly in costs than the rate of inflation and as such are a heavy burden on Seniors.
The AARP makes available the results of studies of changes in manufacturers’ prescription drug list prices for 200 brand name and 75 generic drugs most widely used by Americans age 50 and over.
President Bush seems to think that there will not be enough money in the future to pay for Social Security benefits for Seniors at today’s level.
His private accounts plan would allow workers to invest up to one third of their payroll contributions in the Stock Market.
Based on Stock Market results for the time President Bush has been in office this would have resulted in a loss for the average Senior taking inflation into account.