By Mike Lillis - 06/21/10 07:57 PM EDT
AARP on Monday issued its latest round of policy briefs designed to help the group's millions of members navigate the Democrats' new healthcare reforms, some of which have already taken effect.
"Our goal is to ensure that our members and all older Americans know exactly what the new health care law means for them and their families,” John Rother, AARP executive vice president, said in a statement Monday.
Representing roughly 36 million Americans ages 50 and up, AARP was among the most influential cheerleaders for the Democrats' healthcare reform bill over the past year — and not always to its advantage. Tens of thousands of members quit the group during the debate to protest its endorsement of the legislation.