Host: Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey
Guest: John Rother, AARP’s Director of Legislation and Public Policy
Broadcast and podcast on webtalkradio.net. The podcast is also on the links below
In our quest to live longer, healthier happier lives, we need to know see the big picture of healthcare and social services and how we can help make them better. The biggest advocate for Boomers and seniors is AARP. With 39 million members, AARP is second only to the Catholic church in membership size in the US. The US army, navy and marines have 1.5 million soldiers and 1.5 million reservists. The AARP army of active volunteers is 4 million strong-an army whose assignments include volunteering to help more than 2 million seniors a year fill out income tax forms. AARP’s army has 4.5 million members often sending emails. AARP the Magazine is the largest circulation magazine in the world. There used to be a commercial “When E.F. Hutton speaks people listen.” EF Hutton is no more. Today we might say when AARP speaks, Washington listens. Our guest is AARP’s Director of Legislation and Public Policy, John Rother.
Mr. Rother says the top priorities for 2009 are getting the economy back on track and healthcare. The discussion also covers nursing homes, assisted living, Medicare, prescription drugs, electronic records, and Social Security. AARP’s webise is www.aarp.org. Dr. Brickey’s other websites are www.DrBrickey.com and www.anti-aging-speaker.com.