Like many friends in the recently or about to turn 50 age group, I've been bombarded by AARP membership solicitations. All I knew about them was they provided access to a good deal on group insurance once you reached Medicare age. But I have been doing a little research and it seems they're not as "non-partisan" as they claim to be, including spending $ on prime time TV ads encouraging people to vote for the current POTUS. Is there anyone who's a member or knows about them that could enlighten me? Specifically is it really worthwhile to join for the insurance or are there other options?