Jul 23, 2019Seventeen Candidates Share Plans to Address High Prescription Drug Prices, Medicare and Social Security
WASHINGTON—AARP released today its "AARP Asks the Candidates" video series featuring 17 presidential candidates and their plans to address high prescription drug prices, Medicare and Social...
- May 14, 2019
AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff is among the witnesses testifying before today’s hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, “Challenges in the Retirement System.”
- Apr 22, 2019
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins responds to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today.
Nov 16, 2018Health Care, Medicare and Social Security were Top Issues for 50-Plus Voters in Key Battleground States
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll of general election voters, along with oversamples in both 39 GOP-held seats that flipped to a Democrat and 37 GOP-held seats targeted as competitive by the Cook Political Report that held for the GOP.
Oct 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 Medicare health and drug plans began on October 15, 2018 and ends December 7, 2018. Beneficiaries have more plans to choose from than ever, with 600 more plans available across the country next year. Starting in 2019, plans have new discretion to offer a broader array of supplemental benefits.
- Oct 16, 2018AARP, AYA Poll: Majority say “honesty in government” is No. 1 issue
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find that a strong majority of Americans from three generations say the country is headed in the wrong direction and say they are “fearful” about the future...
Oct 15, 2018Significant Majorities of Older Voters Concerned About Health Care Access and Cost
WASHINGTON, DC—In a newly released Politico-AARP poll, Pennsylvania voters age 50 and older say health care and personal finance issues will be top of mind this election season. The poll found health care (97 percent), Social Security (96 percent) and Medicare (95 percent) will be critical in determining how they vote in elections this fall and a strong majority want elected officials to take action to lower health care (92 percent) and prescription drug costs (91 percent).
Oct 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP responded to today’s announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2019. Additionally, AARP launched the Social Security Resource Center, a one-stop place for consumers to have their Social Security retirement questions answered, including when to claim. Consumers can find more at www.aarp.org/socialsecurity.
Oct 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:
Sep 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to lobbying efforts by PhRMA to change the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal
- Jun 29, 2018Anchored by Veteran Radio Host Bob Edwards, AARP Expands its Podcast Offerings with Provocative News Interview Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today the launch of “An AARP Take on Today,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
Jun 5, 2018
Washington, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins made a statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today: “Social Security and Medicare remain critical to...
- Apr 10, 2018AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees
WASHINGTON, DC—As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the nation’s 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.
Mar 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017 (HR 4547):
Dec 7, 20172018 Cuts Would Reduce Access to Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to prevent $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare in 2018 that would result from the enactment of H.R. 1...
- Dec 6, 2017AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th
Nov 30, 2017Millions of Older Americans Would See Tax Hikes or No Tax Relief, Millions More May See Their Health Care Premiums Rise
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing concerns about tens of billions of dollars in potential cuts to Medicare next year alone, as well as potential tax increases or little or no tax relief for older Americans. The full text of the letter to the Senate is below:
Nov 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:
Nov 15, 2017Notes concerns about tax increases on older Americans, and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017:
Nov 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond gave comments in response to the tax proposal released today in the U.S. Senate:
Nov 8, 2017AARP Disappointed in House Committee Vote to Keep Health Tax, Continues Effort to Protect Medical Expense Deduction in Tax Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, DC—Disappointed with the outcome of today’s committee vote, AARP will continue to strongly support including the medical expense deduction in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”
Oct 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the following statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in response to the announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2018:
- 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.
Jul 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins made a statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report released today: AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said “Social Security and...
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 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.
Jun 12, 2017AARP Expands Age Tax Ads Targeting 11 Senators in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, Tennessee, West VirginiaSteps Up Opposition to Harmful Health Bill with Visits to Capitol Hill, Phone Calls, Social Media
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging 11 U.S. Senators in eight states to “vote No” on the...
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 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
Mar 13, 2017Older Americans “disproportionately” impacted according to nonpartisan 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 that predict 24 million...
Mar 7, 2017Legislation would weaken Medicare, hike insurance premiums on those who can least afford it, and give tax breaks to big drug companies.
Washington, DC — In a statement today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make harmful changes to our current health care...
- Jan 30, 2017
AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Americans who have paid in to the program, their entire...
- Jan 17, 2017Includes Protection of Social Security, Medicare Benefits, Access to Affordable Health Care, Prescription Costs
In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins outlines AARP's priorities for Americans age 50 and older including protecting Medicare and Social Security, ensuring access...
Nov 9, 2016
Washington, DC - With the elections now behind us, we congratulate President-elect Donald Trump, all of the members of the new Congress and state and local officials across the country. Now the...
Oct 18, 2016
- Oct 12, 2016AARP encourages all Medicare beneficiaries to compare coverage plans to save money in 2017
- Oct 3, 2016October Issue of AARP Bulletin Features Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and their Stance on Social Security, Health Care, Fixing the Economy and TerrorismNew issue also includes an inside look at the gambling industry’s aggressive marketing towards older patrons, how your mate can impact your health and the rise of HPV-caused cancer in m
WASHINGTON, DC — Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the issues that matter most to older Americans? The cover story of the October AARP Bulletin features the presidential...
- Sep 27, 2016Statement by AARP’s John Hishta on Presidential Debate: Silence on Social Security Could Cost Future Retirees Up to $10k a Year
Hempstead, NY — “Americans who are working hard and paying into Social Security were the real losers at tonight’s debate,” AARP Senior Vice President, Campaigns, John Hishta said. “In...
Sep 13, 2016AARP Urges Presidential Debate Moderator to Press Both Candidates on How They Would Address Social Security’s Financial ChallengesIn Major National Survey, 67% of AARP Members Cite Social Security’s Future as Their #1 Concern
Washington DC — AARP today announced it sent a letter to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, moderator of the first Presidential debate, urging him to press both Presidential candidates for...
Jun 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP applauds Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today for their bipartisan work in sponsoring the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2016 to protect seniors...
Jun 22, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2016 Medicare Trustees report released today: “This year’s Medicare Trustees report reinforces the...
Apr 7, 20168 in 10 Say Presidential Candidates Must Take a Stand on Social Security as Basic Threshold for Leadership in New AARP Survey of Likely 50+ VotersMany dissatisfied with their retirement savings
En español WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely...
Mar 23, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP supports The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) demonstration project that modifies how Medicare pays for certain prescription drugs administered by...
Feb 19, 2016
Washington, DC— AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta today released a statement reiterating AARP’s nonpartisan stance during this election season: “In late 2015 AARP launched Take a Stand,...
- Jan 27, 2016New Survey of Likely New Hampshire Primary Voters Reveals Democrats and Republicans Agree Candidates Should Tell Voters Where They Stand on Social Security
Concord, NH – In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security....
- Jan 22, 2016More than 8 in 10 Iowans Say Having a Plan is a Threshold of Leadership
Des Moines, Iowa – In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social...
- Nov 9, 2015AARP Expert Amy Goyer Shares Tips for Caregiving Success in New Book for America’s 40 Million CaregiversABA/AARP book “Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving” is now available in time for National Family Caregivers Month
WASHINGTON, DC— Amy Goyer, AARP family and caregiving expert and author of the new book Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving, is among 40 million Americans who know the challenges and joys of...
Nov 3, 2015Voters Expect Those Running for President to ‘Take a Stand’ on the Future of Social Security
En español Washington, DC— Today AARP launched their 2016 election accountability campaign called Take a Stand, which demands on behalf of all voters that Presidential candidates take a stand...
Oct 27, 2015
En español Washington, DC—Today AARP released the following statement from CEO Jo Ann Jenkins praising Congressional leaders and urging members of the House and Senate to support the bipartisan...
Oct 14, 2015Reiterates Opposition to Chained CPI Benefit Cut
En español Washington, DC— Today AARP sent a letter urging all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S Senate to pass a fix for Medicare beneficiaries who face much higher cost...
- Oct 12, 2015AARP encourages Medicare beneficiaries to compare prescription drug coverage plans to save money
En español WASHINGTON, DC — It’s that time of year again:Medicare Open Enrollment. AARP encourages all Medicare beneficiaries to review their health and prescription drug plan choices for...
Sep 28, 2015Financial Planners One Avenue to Help Increase Consumer Awareness of Claiming Strategies
Boston, MA—Only 9% of consumers believe they are very knowledgeable about how Social Security benefits are determined and just 1% of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professionals say...
Aug 13, 2015Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to AARP Survey
En español WASHINGTON, DC—AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong...
- Jul 30, 2015Medicare program represents health security for millions of Americans
En español WASHINGTON, DC — Today AARP is pleased to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older, and younger people with...
Jul 22, 2015As Medicare celebrates 50th anniversary, AARP urges responsible solutions to ensure affordable health care for future generations
En español WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Medicare Trustees report released today: “The latest Medicare Trustees report...
Jul 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the Social Security Trustees report released today: “In its 80th year, Social Security...
Jul 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). The White House...
Apr 28, 2015AARP Volunteers Deliver Thousands of Petitions, Hit Capitol Hill to Push for Better Health and Retirement StandardsAARP Volunteers Deliver Thousands of Petitions, Hit Capitol Hill to Push for Better Health and Retirement Standards
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP volunteers dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release
Apr 15, 2015
En español WASHINGTON, DC—The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on the Senate passage of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 that repeals and replaces...
- Apr 14, 2015AARP supports changes to Medicare coverage of hospital stays and skilled nursing care
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s Public Policy Institute today released a new report showing how observation patients can face unexpected, high out-of-pockets costs under Medicare rules compared with...
Apr 14, 2015AARP declares SGR amendment a “Key Vote”—will inform members of how each Senator votes
WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday evening, AARP sent a letter to each U.S. Senator urging them to support the “Seniors’ Amendment” to the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015,...
Mar 31, 2015Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire
INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Wiley and AARP today announce the second edition of AARP’s Social Security For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-1-118-96756-0, March 2015, $19.99), the definitive resource for navigating...
Mar 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement that backs the Senate’s decision to deliberate on a final Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...
Mar 26, 2015AARP applauds bipartisan work but continues pressing to improve bill in Senate
En español WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the House for its bipartisan work on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth...
Feb 2, 2015Urges Responsible Health Savings, Avenues to Financial Resilience
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews details of the...
Jan 26, 2015AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins highlights “…[T]he real possibility of staying healthier and reducing costs, while also strengthening Medicare.”
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of new reform initiatives on...
Jan 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC—In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today, AARP advocated for a permanent solution to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, also known as...
Jan 20, 2015
Washington, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins attended tonight’s State of the Union Address and released this statement following the speech: “The President’s speech comes at the beginning of an...
Jan 6, 2015"A last minute amendment to HR 5, the House Rules Package for the 114th Congress... would effectively limit potential options regarding Social Security"
January 6, 2015 Dear Representative: On behalf of our nearly 38 million members and all individuals age 50 and older, we are writing to express our strong concern with a last minute amendment to...
Oct 22, 2014Social Security Key 2014 Election Issue
WASHINGTON, DC – AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
Sep 18, 2014Voters Can View Candidates Own Words on Social Security, Medicare, Financial Security, Caregiving
WASHINGTON, DC – Today the nonpartisan AARP released voter guides featuring positions from Senate, Congressional, Gubernatorial and other statewide candidates – in their own words – on...
Aug 13, 2014As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program.
WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social...
Jul 29, 2014Unveils New Consumer Tool
WASHINGTON — On the eve of Medicare’s 49th anniversary, AARP introduces a new Medicare Q & A Tool that provides consumers with easy-to-understand answers to commonly asked questions on...
Jul 28, 2014Social Security Remains Strong Overall and Separate from the Budget
WASHINGTON, DC – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to the Social Security Trustees report released today: “Social Security remains strong...
Jul 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to the Medicare Trustees report released today: “The Medicare Trustees report today...
Jun 2, 2014
WASHINGTON – An AARP survey released today shows that health care, education, financial security and the digital divide are among the most important social issues for African-Americans aged 50...
Feb 6, 2014Urges Congress to seek responsible offset options; Reject proposals asking people with Medicare to pay more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, AARP released the following statement from Joyce Rogers, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, in reaction to the bipartisan agreement on the Medicare physician...
Jan 28, 2014AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement following tonight’s State of the Union Address by President Obama:
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released this statement following tonight’s State of the Union Address by President Obama: “The President’s speech tonight addressed issues AARP has been...
Jan 6, 2014"A last minute amendment to HR 5, the House Rules Package for the 114th Congress... would effectively limit potential options regarding Social Security"
Dear Representative: On behalf of our nearly 38 million members and all individuals age 50 and older, we are writing to express our strong concern with a last minute amendment to HR 5, the House...
Nov 14, 2013Raises Concerns About Clinical Benefit and Out-of-Pocket Costs to Patients
Washington, DC – Today, AARP Public Policy Institute released a new report examining the use of hospital observation status for Medicare patients. Hospital emergency rooms sometimes hold...
Nov 1, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, AARP sent the following letter to Chairman Patty Murray and Chairman Paul Ryan urging the budget conference to reject harmful cuts to Social Security and Medicare....
Oct 30, 2013Chained CPI would make small COLA even smaller.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.5 percent Cost...
Oct 15, 2013This week AARP launched a series of radio and print ads opposing a Chained CPI Social Security benefit cut
Washington, DC – This week AARP launched a series of radio and print ads opposing a Chained CPI Social Security benefit cut, and harmful cuts to Medicare in the latest discussion of our...
Oct 14, 2013AARP Chief Executive Officer A. Barry Rand sent a letter to President Obama today
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Chief Executive Officer A. Barry Rand sent a letter to President Obama today, urging a resolution to the debt ceiling debate that avoids default and protects the...
Oct 10, 2013Changes can be made to Medicare plans from October 15 through December 7; Distinction between Medicare and Affordable Care Act open enrollment is important
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP encourages its members and all older Americans with Medicare to take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period between October 15th and December 7th. Given the...
Oct 1, 2013Social Security Generates Nearly 1.4 Trillion in Economic Activity Supports More Than Nine Million JobsAARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study from AARP’s Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and...