AARP is proud to endorse the Affordable Healthcare for America Act. We urge members of the House to pass this critical bill this year so our healthcare system can work for all of us, AARP CEO A. Barry Rand said at a press conference. Dems tout AARP endorsement; GOPs blast 'liberal' group - TheHill.com As those that support the current healthcare legislation tout AARP's endorsement of the bill perhaps its worth mentioning some of the aspects of this... (CBS) CBS News has learned that up to 60,000 people have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, angered over the group's position on health care. Elaine Guardiani has been with AARP for 14 years, and said, "I'm extremely disappointed in AARP." Retired nurse Dale Anderson has 12 years with AARP and said, "I don't wanna be connected with AARP." Many are switching to the American Seniors Association, a group that calls itself the conservative alternative as CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports. Thousands Quit AARP Over Health Reform - CBS Evening News - CBS News What do you think is going to happen with AARPs members if this bill passes with 500 Billion dollars in cuts to Medicare? This trend of membership loss will no doubt continue and this sort of thing has happened before with AARP and they were burned badly ... Even as Speaker Pelosi and President Obama attempt to trump the endorsement of purported seniors' advocacy organization AARP for the Pelosi health care bill as a monumental achievement, a look at past health care bill shows the AARP's "seal of approval" has often functioned as the "kiss of death" for proposals unpopular with the American people. Just as disturbing lies the fact that AARP's endorsements of legislation often coincides with special favors being bestowed in those very bills: · In 1988, AARP endorsed the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (P.L. 100-360)-so unpopular that it was repealed the following year. As Haynes Johnson and David Broder write in their analysis of the Clinton health care debate, The System, "AARP had been badly burned by the failure of the Medicare catastrophic insurance legislation...It endorsed that bill early, saw it become law, and then watched rival organizations of senior citizens lead the battle to have it repealed." AARP Online Community: Health Action Now Mythbusters - From the Republicans: AARP on the wrong side again? So in short an endorsement from AARP's management structure and business side does not equal an endorsement from it's members by any stretch of the imagination and to equate that somehow as some sort of endorsement by Seniors is a bit of a stretch.