Apr 1, 2021AARP Analysis Shows that Nongroup Health Insurance was Unaffordable for Nearly Half of Adults Aged 50-64 in 2019Special Enrollment Period and Increased ACA Subsidies Could Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Insurance Coverage
WASHINGTON–A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the nongroup health insurance market faced unaffordable health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30% of younger adults.
Mar 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Cases and Deaths Declining in Nursing Homes; Rates Remain Higher than Summer 2020One in Four Nursing Homes Reports Staffing Shortages
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that both cases and deaths in nursing homes fell significantly in the four weeks ending February 14.
Mar 10, 2021
En Español | WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives...
Mar 8, 2021Experts note need for more research and recommend ten ways to protect brain health
A new Global Council on Brain Health report warns that, in addition to COVID-19’s widely known respiratory effects, the virus can also damage brain health. The report offers ten suggestions to maintain brain health during the pandemic, as well.
Mar 4, 2021Statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Condemning Surge in Pandemic-Related Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to newly compiled data showing a spike last year—in some cases by triple digits—in anti-Asian hate crimes in...
Feb 25, 2021Black executives of AARP, ADA, APA, ICMA, NLC, and the YMCA join forces to equip Black Americans with accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination efforts
WASHINGTON—Six of the nation’s largest non-governmental, non-profit membership organizations today announced the launch of a vaccine equity and education initiative. The effort aims to help...
Feb 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Crisis Continues in Nursing Homes: National Death Rates Reach New Record and Cases Remain Extremely HighAARP Continues to Urge Reform of Long-Term Care Industry
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the crisis in these facilities continues, despite some incremental improvements in the number of new infections.
Feb 4, 2021New Report: Long-Term Caregiving Hits Crisis Levels during Coronavirus, More States Expanding Options for Paying Family Caregivers
A new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute explores how the coronavirus pandemic has amplified chronic problems in long-term care, as nursing homes became COVID hotspots and hiring home health aides was complicated by shortages and the need to isolate
Feb 3, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to today’s hearing in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on COVID-19 vaccines:
Jan 21, 2021HHS Sued for Allowing California to Limit Access to Dental Care for Older Patients and Patients with Disabilities
LOS ANGELES—Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), a group of dental hygienists represented by AARP Foundation and Foley & Lardner LLP, are suing the U.S. Department of...