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...