The AARP, formerly the The American Association of Retired Persons, sent U.S. senators a letter last week asking them to oppose any increases in Medicare copayments.
But the self-described pro-senior group hasn’t acknowledged that it has a financial stake in the debate’s outcome.
Several debt-ceiling plans floated in the House and the Senate have included the possibility of increasing existing copayment amounts or adding copayments to certain Medicare services that haven’t charged them before, including in-home health care.
In its letter to Congress, the AARP made no mention of any financial stake it may have in the debate over changes to Medicare copayment arrangements. An AARP spokesperson refused to answer when The Daily Caller asked for a clarification about whether or not the group believed it could be financially affected by the result.