Setting politics aside, I found that for the price of membership you basically get nothing. Their prices for insurance is higher than most, their vacation deals are no deals, the discount on glasses etc ...is not much of a discount. It's not something that you couldn't get elsewhere without having to be a member. I think a lot of people are making a lot of money off of seniors who think AARP stands for something. As a noted singer once said" If you stand for nothing you fall for everything" paraphrasing slightly, but you get the point. They don't give what they use to when their reputation meant something. They stand for nothing.