Aug 20, 2020More than 110,000 AARP Members Petition Postmaster General to Suspend Any Changes that Could Disrupt Mail Delivery During Pandemic
WASHINGTON—Today AARP delivered a petition from 111,717 members, gathered in just two days, to the Postmaster General, calling for the suspension of any changes to mail delivery operations...
Aug 14, 2020On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important ProgramMajority Believe it is More Important in Light of Pandemic
WASHINGTON—A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. The...
Aug 13, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to President Trump in response to his recent statements suggesting elimination of the current dedicated funding for Social Security. The full text of the...
Aug 8, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today made the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order to suspend payroll taxes: “While we agree that...
- Jun 16, 2020
WASHINGTON—Today AARP released a statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the federal health department’s rollback of key protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Apr 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ reports released today: “Medicare and Social Security are more...
Mar 26, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement on the coronavirus stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
Mar 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan coronavirus package and House passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice...
Feb 11, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the White House’s FY2021 budget proposal: “AARP...
Dec 18, 2019Findings Show Women 50-plus Are Concerned about Health Care, Drug Prices and Economy
WASHINGTON—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll that explores the priorities and concerns of a key group of voters that could help determine the 2020 presidential election and...
- Nov 11, 2019
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ announcement on the increase in Medicare premiums and deductibles for 2020.
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):