Jul 31, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today after the administration announced a Notice of Proposed...
Jul 25, 2019AARP Statement on Strong Bipartisan Committee Vote for the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today, applauding the Senate Finance Committee’s 19-9 bipartisan...
Jul 25, 2019AARP Backs Sen. Stabenow’s Proposal on Negotiating Authority
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today in support of Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s amendment on...
Jul 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today, responding to the Senate Finance Committee (SFC)...
Jul 23, 2019Seventeen Candidates Share Plans to Address High Prescription Drug Prices, Medicare and Social Security
WASHINGTON—AARP released today its "AARP Asks the Candidates" video series featuring 17 presidential candidates and their plans to address high prescription drug prices, Medicare and Social...
Jul 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the largest group of AARP Community Challenge grantees to date. AARP will distribute nearly $1.6 million among 159 grant winners developing “quick-action”...
- Jul 16, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Foundation and the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees today, alleging that...
Jul 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to today’s federal court ruling on the U.S....
- Jun 25, 2019New AARP report shows the average annual price for widely used specialty drugs reached nearly $79,000 in 2017
WASHINGTON—The prices of widely used specialty prescription drugs grew more than three times faster than general inflation in 2017, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report...
Jun 24, 201926 New Laws Across 17 States, Plus Federal Action, Will Help Curb Drug Prices
WASHINGTON — AARP released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order requiring doctors, hospitals, and insurers to disclose more information about health care costs. The...
Jun 11, 2019Experts Recommend Other Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy, Including Exercise and Diet
WASHINGTON—Today, the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a new report that concludes dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia or...
Jun 5, 2019
NEW YORK — Cities of Service today announced six U.S. cities will participate in its new Cities of Service Experience Matters program. With support from AARP, Cities of Service will work with...
May 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug...
- May 14, 2019New federal tax credit to help family caregivers who spend own money to care for loved ones
WASHINGTON—AARP endorses the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives today, and commends the sponsors. This bill would give a federal...
May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Services Research in AARP Public Policy Institute, testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee...
May 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following statement is from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final...
- May 1, 2019Participants Encouraged to Walk 30 Minutes a Day from May 1-June 30
AARP launched its 2nd Annual Fit & Fun Health Challenge today with Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin.
Apr 24, 2019AARP-Branded Fitness Parks Will Offer Exercise Equipment to Local Communities
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—Today, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins opened the first of many AARP-branded fitness parks that the organization will donate to local communities to commemorate AARP’s 60th...
- Apr 22, 2019
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins responds to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today.
- Apr 17, 201920 Million Family Caregivers Performing Complex Medical/Nursing Tasks with Little Instruction, Finds New AARP Report
NEW ORLEANS—Half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical/nursing tasks for their family members and friends, including giving injections, preparing...
- Apr 4, 2019Average Brand-Name Drug Price Now Over 18 Times Higher Than Average Generic Drug Price, New AARP Report Shows
WASHINGTON—The average annual cost of therapy for one widely used brand-name prescription drug in 2017 was over 18 times higher than the cost of therapy for one generic drug, according to a new...
Apr 3, 2019AARP Applauds Energy and Commerce Committee for Action on CREATES Act and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and...
Apr 1, 2019AARP and AARP Foundation Submit Amicus Brief in Support of ACA and the Security It Provides Older AmericansInvalidating the Law Would Impose an “Age Tax” and End Pre-Existing Condition Protections
WASHINGTON—AARP and AARP Foundation filed an amicus brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and...
Mar 28, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on Stewart v. Azar and Gresham v. Azar: “AARP is heartened by...
Mar 27, 2019AARP Applauds Subcommittee Action on CREATES Act and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and...
Mar 12, 2019New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive...
Feb 26, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company...
Feb 20, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the...
- Feb 18, 2019Most providers expect to work with caregivers even more in next few years
WASHINGTON—Primary care providers agree, almost unanimously, that family caregivers play a vital role in patient care and in better patient outcomes, according to a new survey by AARP Research.
Feb 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address this evening: “In tonight’s State of the Union address, AARP was...
- Jan 29, 2019AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges Testifies on Capitol Hill About High Prescription Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, testified on Capitol Hill at the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the impact of...
Dec 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on yesterday’s court ruling in Texas v. United States:...
Dec 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on Congress passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2):
Nov 15, 2018
Today, AARP announced the launch of a major new advocacy campaign urging Congress to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and protect seniors from any attempts to raise patient drug costs by...
- Oct 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). Research shows our sense of mental well-being tends to increase after middle age and there are steps we can take to help improve it, regardless of age.
Oct 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:
- Sep 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.
Sep 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to lobbying efforts by PhRMA to change the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal
- Sep 5, 2018Convicted scammers reveal how your private info gets bought and sold by criminals at hidden websites
WASHINGTON, DC—Information stolen in computer breaches of well-known companies is flooding into an underground digital market called the Dark Web, where criminals buy and sell Social Security numbers, credit card information and computer passwords to be used for fraud, an investigation in the September issue of AARP Bulletin reveals. Using software originally developed by the U.S. Navy and available for free to anyone who wishes to download it, criminals buy and sell private data with complete anonymity, then use it to commit identity fraud. Approximately 6.6 percent of U.S. adults were victimized last year, the report shows, and allegedly, more than half of Americans’ Social Security numbers are for sale for as low as a few dollars each. The article also details how identity fraud typically occurs, and the many proven, powerful ways consumers can protect themselves.
- Aug 21, 2018AARP report: Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings for patients and payers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient.
Aug 17, 2018Shares Original Song “Stand Up For Yourself” Franklin Recorded in 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of music legend Aretha Franklin’s passing.
- Jul 3, 2018$60M investment in search for treatment signals major new priority for nation’s largest non-profit advocacy organization
WASHINGTON, DC—On June 25, AARP announced an unprecedented investment of $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) the first and largest venture fund focused on discovering and developing effective new drugs for treating dementia and ultimately a cure. Now, a special report in the July/August issue of AARP Bulletin details the scope of this healthcare issue, provides a profile of DDF, and explains why research to date has yielded so few solutions, despite tens of billions of dollars being spent.
- Jun 29, 2018Anchored by Veteran Radio Host Bob Edwards, AARP Expands its Podcast Offerings with Provocative News Interview Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today the launch of “An AARP Take on Today,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
- Jun 25, 2018New AARP Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People
WASHINGTON, DC—With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign...
Jun 15, 2018AARP argues that the entire ACA is constitutional and essential for older adults, requests denial of Texas’ request for preliminary injunction.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP and AARP Foundation have asked the U.S. District Court to accept an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief explains many ways in which the ACA has greatly benefited older adults and emphasizes the importance of protections for people with preexisting conditions and the limits on charging higher rates based on age (age tax). AARP and AARP Foundation have requested that the court accept the brief in response to the state of Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of the ACA.
May 11, 2018Solutions must address drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address today on prescription drug prices:
May 7, 2018AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter team up to underscore the importance of intergenerational fitness
WASHINGTON, DC – (May 7, 2018) Today, AARP launched its first ever Fit & Fun Health Challenge and Sweepstakes with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and...
Apr 30, 2018AARP and American Diabetes Association® Launch the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box™ to Provide Health and Wellness Resources to People with Type 2 DiabetesCurated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
WASHINGTON, DC—With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes.
- Apr 20, 2018
While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.
Mar 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091):
Feb 9, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to passage of the continuing resolution budget bill:
Jan 30, 2018New survey finds that people who say they have healthy diets also report better brain health
WASHINGTON, DC—Adults age 40-plus who say they eat healthy foods most of the time are twice as likely to rate their brain health and mental sharpness as “excellent” or “very good” compared to adults who rarely eat a healthy diet (77% vs. 39%), according to a new AARP consumer survey on brain health and nutrition. But only about one-third (35%) of adults surveyed reported eating nutritious and well-balanced meals “most of the time (5-7 days).”
- Dec 15, 2017Barbara Hannah Grufferman. ISBN: 978-1-4262-1832-3 | On Sale: Feb. 6, 2018 | Trade Paper | $19.99. An inspiring guide to look, feel, and be your best, one small step at a time.
WASHINGTON, DC—With both wisdom and wit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman challenges readers to take control of their lives in her new book, Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic/AARP, February 2018). Here Grufferman, a nationally recognized advocate for positive living, offers small, practical tips—backed by science—encouraging readers to become their best selves. With frank advice about everything from health to relationships to sex to plastic surgery, Grufferman motivates readers to stay driven and committed to achieving their personal goals. Free of hype, this book is for anyone who has ever thought:
- Dec 6, 2017AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th
Nov 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:
Nov 16, 2017Tufts Medical Center and Pharmacy Quality Alliance receive grants for cancer treatment and diabetes care proposals
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Tufts Medical Center are this year’s AARP’s Quality Measures Innovation Grant award winners. They will each receive a grant of $150,000 and will have access to OptumLabs’ unique data assets and feedback from National Quality Forum’s Measure Incubator™ as they develop innovative quality health measures that address important gaps in diabetes and cancer care.
Nov 15, 2017Using tax bill to undermine health insurance market is bad public policy
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market:
Oct 18, 2017The ‘Health Tax’ Could Cost Individuals this Tax Season
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health care costs from a “health tax” in 2017.
Oct 13, 2017AARP Response to Trump Administration’s Decision to Discontinue Paying Federal Cost-Sharing Reductions
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that ACA cost-sharing reduction (CSR)...
- Oct 9, 2017AARP says now is the time to compare Medicare plans, and there’s free help available
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment.
Sep 26, 2017AARP relieved that older Americans will be spared the harmful impact of Graham-Cassidy bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today issued the following statement in response to the decision not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Sep 12, 2017Increasing enrollment, creating greater stability and competition in the market, and lowering costs for consumers should be the goal, says AARP
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP submitted written testimony today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urging Congress to focus on commonsense solutions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, increase enrollment and competition, and lower costs for consumers.
Sep 7, 2017New AARP reports show retail prices for specialty drugs increased by an average of nearly 10% as generic drug prices show a mixed bag
Retail prices for specialty prescription drugs widely used by older Americans ballooned by an average of 9.6% between 2014 and 2015, the highest increase since at least 2006, while retail prices...
Aug 10, 2017Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active
WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs.
Aug 3, 2017First priority should be to help stabilize health insurance market
WASHINGTON, DC—One week after the Senate attempted to pass a bad health care bill, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives urging them to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage, lower costs, stabilize markets, and improve care and released the following statement:
Jul 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Reacting to today’s defeat of the Senate’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
Jul 27, 2017Latest health care bill no better than other bills
WASHINGTON, DC—As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called “skinny” health care repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators opposing the bill and released the following statement:
Jul 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—In response to today’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
- Jul 25, 2017Research shows certain activities can benefit brain health, but brain games not one of them
WASHINGTON, DC—The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan.
Jul 21, 2017AARP calls on Senators to vote ‘NO’ on pending Motion to Proceed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP’s strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.
Jul 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—As the US House Budget Committee plans to markup the budget bill tomorrow, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ Budget Blueprint
Jul 18, 2017Special Disrupt Aging-Focused Supplement to August Issue of The Gerontologist Features 12 Peer-Reviewed Research Papers
The ways in which negative attitudes about aging can affect people's health and quality of life are the focus of 12 peer-reviewed research papers in a new supplemental issue of The Gerontologist...
Jul 13, 2017Urges Senate to ‘Vote No’ and Start from Scratch
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s firm opposition to the latest version of the harmful Senate health bill:
“This bill may have changed but the results are the same: higher costs and less coverage for older Americans. We urge the Senate to vote ‘NO’ and start from scratch on a new health bill that lowers costs and maintains vital protections and coverage that millions of Americans count on.
Jul 11, 2017New Ads Emphasize Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Families in Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and West Virginia
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released new television and radio ads urging five US Senators to oppose the health care bill. The new ads come as the Senate reconvenes following an Independence Day work period that further cemented the public’s desire to scrap a bill that would mean higher costs and less coverage.
Jun 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report issued yesterday, which further analyzed the proposed Medicaid cuts, titled Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending. The report follows the CBO score issued earlier this week of the Senate health bill that predicts 15 million people would lose health coverage in 2018.
Jun 27, 2017AARP urges Senators to vote ‘NO’ and start from scratch on new health care bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all 100 Senators in response to the Congressional Budget Office score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, urging them to vote ‘NO’ on the bill.
Jun 22, 2017Vows to Hold Senators Accountable for Bill That Hurts Older Americans
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the Senate bill which imposes an “Age Tax” on older adults, increases...
Jun 20, 2017Ads Complement Age Tax TV & New Social Media Ad Focused on Bill Crafted in Secrecy
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today released a new radio ad urging seven Senators to oppose the health care bill because it would strip coverage away from millions of Americans. The radio ads launching this week ask constituents to contact U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dean Heller (R-NV), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), to ask their Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the health care bill.
- Jun 13, 2017Patient, Provider and Consumer Groups Call on Senate to Protect Patients First in Health Care Debate
WASHINGTON, DC—Eight prominent patient, provider and consumer advocate groups announced today they are joining forces to host a series of events in states across the country to highlight the need to protect patient access to affordable and adequate care as the health debate continues in Washington, DC.
May 24, 2017Older Americans “disproportionately” impacted with Age Tax, removal of preexisting condition protections according to Congressional Budget Office Analysis.
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released a statement today following the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) release of new numbers revealing the...
May 24, 2017Group Continues Actions Opposing Harmful Health Bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging Senators to “vote No” on the legislation. The seven figure ad buy began airing this week in the states of US Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dean Heller (R-NV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).
May 23, 2017AARP: We Oppose the White House Proposed Budget that Makes Billions of Dollars in Cuts to Crucial Programs for Seniors
In a statement today following the release of the White House proposed budget, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond opposed cuts that would harm American families
May 15, 2017AARP Urges Senate to Start From Scratch on Health Care Bill, Begins Notifying Millions of Members How House Reps VotedLetter to Senate Warns Against Age Tax, Taking Away Pre-existing Condition Protections, Massive Health Care Cost Increases
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate urging them to start from scratch on the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week....
May 4, 2017Plans to hold Members of Congress accountable while renewing opposition in Senate
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who...
May 3, 2017New Upton amendment to health bill does little to reduce massive premium increases for people with preexisting health conditions
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond sent the following letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the Upton Amendment...
- May 2, 2017AARP and Skyhorse Publishing release essential consumer guide to hidden risks of mixing food, supplements, and medicine.
Washington, DC — Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For...
Apr 26, 2017Age Tax, Weakening Medicare, Backdoor Cuts to Preexisting Condition Population Would Harm American Families
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the amended House bill that would create an "Age Tax," increase premiums,...
Apr 11, 2017
Washington, DC — AARP announced today that their battle against the Age Tax and other provisions in a health care bill continues as members of Congress have gone back to their home districts...
Mar 28, 2017New survey shows keeping friends over age 40 improves cognitive function; Staying Sharp offers tips to help you stay social
AARP recently released the results of its latest Healthy Living survey*, examining the relationship between being social and brain health. According to the survey of more than...
Mar 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond applauded the withdrawal of the House health care legislation that would have harmed millions of older Americans...
- Feb 15, 2017Congressional Proposal Would Charge Older Americans Thousands of Dollars More for Health Insurance
AARP today launched a campaign against the "age tax," a proposed unfair penalty on older adults that would line the pockets of big insurance companies, allowing them to charge older Americans over...
- Feb 14, 2017Research links larger social networks to higher cognitive functioning in older adults
Staying socially engaged with a wide circle of friends and family may help maintain our thinking skills and slow cognitive decline as we age, according to a report out today by the Global Council...
Feb 1, 2017Legislation would allow insurance companies to charge older Americans significantly more for health insurance
En español WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, AARP Senior Vice President...
- Jan 10, 2017New report gives tips and recommendations on sleep to help maintain and improve brain health.
If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the Global Council on...
- Dec 14, 2016New AARP report shows fourth straight year of double-digit price average annual increases for widely used brand name drugs.
Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans rose by an average of 15.5% in 2015—almost 130 times faster than the 0.1% general inflation rate—according to a...
Oct 25, 2016AARP Challenges New Federal Wellness Rules Allowing Employers to Penalize Employees for Keeping Private Health Information PrivateSuit filed in Federal District Court in DC vs. EEOC
Sep 15, 2016New Bipartisan Bill Would Require More Transparency, Help Curb Skyrocketing Prescription Prices, Says AARP
Washington, DC — AARP announces its support for the bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act of 2016. The legislation, introduced today, by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ), and...
Sep 14, 2016As interest in promoting and maintaining brain health increases, Staying Sharp becomes available as a standalone subscription open to users of all ages
WASHINGTON, DC — If sitting is the new smoking, then Millennials just might be on to something. For those born between 1980-2000, a daily commitment to exercising more, eating smarter and...