El invaluable valor de los cuidadores familiares

La labor de asistencia que cumplen los cuidadores familiares en EE.UU. representa un asombroso valor anual, no remunerado, de $470 mil millones, según un nuevo estudio de AARP Public Policy Institute. Gráfico: Cómo valuar lo invaluable, el precio del cuidado familiar. El informe, titulado ‘Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update’ (Valorar lo invaluable, Actualización del 2015 – en inglés), revela además que los cuidadores familiares en EE.UU. ofrecieron 37.000 millones de horas de atención a sus padres, cónyuges, parejas y otros …

Retirement Security: ‘It’s About Honesty, Fair Play, Dignity’

Thanks to the determination of millions of hardworking Americans, our economy has come a long way since the financial crisis seven years ago. Our businesses have created more than 12.8 million new jobs over 64 straight months — the longest streak on record. Our high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. More Americans are finishing college than ever before. And more than 16 million additional Americans have health care — and the uninsured rate is the lowest on …

2015 White House Conference on Aging: Lives With Independence, Dignity and Purpose

AARP is pleased to support the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) on July 13. Beginning with the first conference in 1961 and for each one since, AARP has offered strong support because the sessions not only shine a spotlight on issues related to aging in America but also lead to practical solutions that make life better for people as they age. Watch a live stream of the event here » The conferences have introduced innovative ideas such as …

‘Rendezvous Tahiti’ Celebrates Exotic Travel and AARP

Rendezvous Tahiti: A True Story of Love and War Across Six Continents by William Stephan On Aug. 19, 1968, the U. S. Army honorably discharged William Stephan. Choosing California over his native Madison, Wisc., Stephan started looking for a job immediately. As he describes in this charming memoir, his life changed forever the moment he stepped onto the fourth floor of the Ethel Percy Andrus Building in downtown Long Beach, Calif. Just 72 hours after he had been holding an …

Ins and Outs of Hearing Aid Coverage Under the ACA

Last week’s Supreme Court affirmation of the Affordable Care Act is good news for the 6.4 million Americans who stood to lose their health insurance if the decision had gone the other way. But it doesn’t improve matters for those with hearing loss. The ACA, unlike Medicare, does not specifically exclude coverage for hearing aids. In fact, the ACA does not specifically exclude any coverage: It was written in a positive way, delineating several categories of benefits that must be included in …

La Corte Suprema da su fallo a favor de la legalidad de los subsidios de salud en todos los estados

Cerca de 6.4 millones de personas que compran seguros de salud a través del programa de intercambio federal de los estados podrán continuar recibiendo estos subsidios, luego de que la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos diera su fallo el 25 de junio a favor de que la ACA (Ley del Cuidado de la Salud a Bajo Precio) permita apoyos financieros como esos. Los defensores de la ley aplaudieron la decisión de la Corte (en inglés). “Las metas de la Ley …