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  • 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, 2015
    Reiterates 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2015
    Financial 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, 2015
    Remains 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, 2015
    Medicare 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, 2015
    As 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2015
    Take 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2015
    Urges 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, 2015
    AARP 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, 2014
    Social 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, 2014
    Voters 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, 2014
    As 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, 2014
    Unveils 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, 2014
    Social 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, 2014
    Urges 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, 2014
    AARP 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, 2013
    Raises 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, 2013
    Chained 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, 2013
    This 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, 2013
    AARP 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, 2013
    Changes 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, 2013
    AARP 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...

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