As a member of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons, though you only need to be over 50 and not particularly retired to join), and a critical thinking liberal, I have often wondered if the insurance big United Health Care which is lobbying hard to defeat any health care insurance reforms owns AARP, or possibly the other way around.
Today, I found what may be the answer.
According to United Health Care:
"About UnitedHealthcare - Ovations Insurance Solutions
Ovations Insurance Solutions, a UnitedHealth Group business unit,
is the nation's largest provider of Medicare supplemental insurance
programs for Medicare beneficiaries. The portfolio of insurance plans
offers affordable and accessible health care products and services to
members of AARP through plans that carry the AARP name, which are
underwritten by UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare pays a fee to AARP
and its affiliate for use of the AARP trademark and other services.
Amounts paid are used for the general purposes of AARP and its members.
Neither AARP nor its affiliate is the insurer."LINK