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  • Apr 3, 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, 2019
    Invalidating 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, 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, 2019
    New 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, 2019
    Most 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, 2019

    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, 2018
    Convicted 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    Shares 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.

  • AARP Launches Weekly Podcast, “An AARP Take on Today”
    Jun 29, 2018
    Anchored 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, 2018
    New 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    Solutions 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: