- 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.
Jul 21, 2017AARP calls on Senators to vote ‘NO’ on pending Motion to Proceed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP’s strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.
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.