Last week, the AARP announced it needed to raise its employee rates for health insurance. Why? Oh yeah, because of health care reform.

Now, I'm sure I don't need to remind any of you that the venerable group threw its weight behind Obamacare early on. So it's somewhat ironic – poetic? – this legislation hits them where they live. I suppose we should take (cold) comfort in the fact that this law doesn't appear to discriminate between supporters and detractors.

But it hasn't shaken the organization's faith in the PPACA. According to AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner, this is an incremental increase tied to rising health care costs.

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