May 19, 2022AARP People’s Hearing Highlights Real Life Stories of Prescription Drug Affordability, Calls on Congress to Pass ReformSeniors from Across the United States Highlight the Need for Congress to Act
AARP hosted a “People’s Hearing” on prescription drugs May 18, featuring seniors from across the United States who struggle to afford their medications along with other basic needs. In addition to sharing how the cost of prescription drugs affects them, participants urged Congress to act now and pass needed reforms.
Apr 11, 2022Major grassroots and advertising campaign will target legislators during recess
As members of Congress return to their districts for Easter recess, AARP is kicking off a new phase of its Fair Drug Prices Now campaign and pushing lawmakers to advance the prescription drug pricing provisions, including allowing Medicare to negotiate, already passed by the House, as a top priority when they return.
Mar 15, 2022Global Council on Brain Health Outlines Steps to Encourage Behavior Changes
There is strong scientific evidence that behavior changes and lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on brain health – yet many adults struggle to implement such changes. In a new report released today, “How to Sustain Brain Healthy Behaviors: Applying Lessons of Public Health and Science to Drive Change,” the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) outlines how individuals, communities and policymakers can all take steps to support brain health.
Mar 11, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 8, 2022Ad Highlights Story of Larry Zarzecki, Forced to Sell His Home to Pay for Parkinson’s Medications
Today AARP launched new television and digital advertising featuring Larry Zarzecki, a retired law enforcement officer with Parkinson’s disease who was forced to sell his home in order to afford his medications. Zarzecki first shared his story in an AARP ad three years ago, but Congress’ failure to act means he has had no relief from the high cost of his treatments. As he says in the new ad, “I shouldn’t have to decide between my home or my medicine because Congress refuses to act. I’m tired of waiting for Congress.”