AARP President Trying to Demystify Federal Health Care and Social Security

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

More baby-boomers live in Alaska than any other state – and AARP is the largest single-member organization in Alaska, with more than 91,000 members.

Those baby boomers begin to turn 65 next year. AARP national president Lee Hammond calls January 1, 2011 “the symbolic beginning of the aging of America.”

Hammond has been in Alaska this week to demystify federal health care and social security – perhaps the most important laws for those facing old age.

In Juneau on Tuesday, nearly 100 people turned out at 7 a.m. to hear him. He also spoke in Anchorage and Ketchikan.

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