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  • Nov 15, 2017
    Using 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, 2017
    The ‘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, 2017

    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, 2017
    AARP 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, 2017
    AARP 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, 2017
    Increasing 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, 2017
    New 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, 2017
    Staying 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, 2017
    First 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:

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