Thanks for the advice folks. To answer questions, Moe is eight and a half. I'm sure he's in good health. He had a check-up this fall and is about the same as always. I think the problem is just that he likes being babied. He lived with a slightly older cat since the time he was a kitten. The other cat always bathed him some, plus he would bathe when he saw her bathing (a social thing?) He's a short hair, so there's not a problem with mats, but if he gets into something dusty or fuzzy, it stays on him untill I brush him.
I started taking small clumps of fur between my thumb and fingers in short strokes. I think it's doing the trick. Probabally twice so far he has gotten up to & started to bathe himself. It doesn't always work, but hopefully he'll get into some sort of habit involving bathing himself.