- 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.