Jun 7, 2021Analysis shows Medicare Part D spent nearly $40 billion more on top brand name drugs between 2015 and 2019 due to price increases that exceeded the general inflation rate
In 2020, retail prices for 260 widely used brand name prescription drugs increased more than twice as fast as general inflation, rising 2.9% compared to an inflation rate of 1.3%, according to a new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI).
- Jun 1, 2021The June 2021 Issue Offers a Bird’s-Eye View of How Extreme Weather Affects Readers’ Health, Wealth, Home and Lifestyles
In this month’s AARP Bulletin special report, we sit down with dozens of experts to get the full picture on how climate change already is affecting insurance rates, allergy levels, home values, travel opportunities and even our ability to go outdoors for a walk.
May 26, 2021Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About His Career, His Home Life and His Future in AARP The MagazineThe Prolific Actor Reveals His Secrets to Discovering Joy, Raising a Family, Taking Risks and Always Finding a Place to Dance
In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine for the June/July 2021 issue, the 51-year-old Academy Award®–winning actor candidly reflects on the diverse array of characters that he has played, his important role as a father, stepping down from his position as the “King of Rom-Coms” and more.
May 26, 2021AARP Survey: Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Opposes Social Security and Medicare Cuts to Reduce Deficit
An AARP survey released today finds that 85% of Americans age 50+ oppose cutting Social Security and Medicare to reduce the federal budget deficit.
May 24, 2021Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs Launch Better Aging Through Technology Pitch CompetitionApplications open until June 10; Six to Eight finalists will be chosen to present at the virtual competition on July 1
Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs launch the Better Aging Through Technology pitch competition, for companies, early stage startups, and ideas that improve our quality of life as we age.
May 18, 2021Eight Finalists Will be Selected for a Chance to Win Prizes Valued up to $10,000
HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs invite startups across the country to apply for the 2021 Social Connections Challenge, now through June 20. The Challenge seeks digital innovations that aim to combat loneliness and social isolation, an issue that affects many adults as they age.
May 18, 2021
AARP has endorsed the Credit for Caring Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide up to a $5,000 nonrefundable federal tax credit for eligible working family caregivers. The bill was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and in the House by Representative Linda Sánchez (D-CA).
May 18, 2021AARP and Blue Star Families Host Virtual Town Hall on the Financial and Emotional Challenges Facing Veteran and Military CaregiversThe virtual event will highlight new research, resources, support, and solutions available to these hidden heroes to commemorate Military Caregiver Month
AARP and Blue Star Families will host a virtual town hall today at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the financial and emotional challenges facing the 5.5 million veteran and military caregivers across the country.
May 12, 2021AARP Urges Older Americans Struggling to Access and Afford High-Speed Internet to Enroll in New Emergency Broadband Benefit ProgramNew temporary federal initiative can save eligible households up to $50 monthly on high-speed internet bills
A recent AARP survey found many Americans age 50-plus struggle to access and afford high-speed internet.
May 10, 2021AARP Survey: 7 in 10 Older Adults Report Increased Feelings of Anxiety, Sadness and Depression Due to CoronavirusAdults 50+ Spending More Time Meditating, Praying and Eating Comfort Foods than Before the Pandemic
More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, most adults 50 and older report that it has had a negative impact on their mental health.