Why Millennials Care About Long-Term Care

Recently I’ve heard several stories of families having to deplete their entire life savings just to qualify for Medicaid. Hitting much closer to home are my experiences of watching my mother take on the role of caregiver for my grandfather. These stories and experiences have forced me to confront my own indifference, as a millennial, about long-term care — an issue seemingly a long time away from playing a role in my life. According to a study conducted by Genworth …

Celebrating AARP’s Volunteers

You may not have been aware, but this week is National Volunteer Week — a time to thank our nation’s more than 62 million volunteers for the experience and passion they dedicate to improving their communities. Those millions of volunteers’ contributions total an annual economic value of $184 billion. At AARP, we know how valuable those contributions are in making our communities stronger. In partnership with the nearly 60,000 exceptional volunteers who join us every day, we work to improve …

AARP Lauds Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

AARP applauds Congress for passing the long-awaited bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Older Americans Act (OAA) after the Senate passed the House-amended bill on April 7. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of S. 192, legislation that passed unanimously in the Senate in July 2015. The Older Americans Act (OAA) is the law that since 1965 has provided a variety of essential programs and services to our most vulnerable older Americans, including Meals on Wheels, access …

We the People vs. Wall Street

The story of David and Goliath is usually told when someone who is facing daunting odds and isn’t supposed to win does just that — wins. Whether it’s an underrated Cinderella story in March Madness, the Cubs and the World Series — if they ever get there again — or when Wall Street actually loses to “we the people.” These stories are sadly all too few. But today we scored one for the little guy: The Obama administration finalized the …

Último año para “solicitar y suspender” beneficios del Seguro Social

A partir del 30 de abril, las parejas casadas —y muchas divorciadas— que han venido usando la estrategia de “solicitar y suspender” beneficios ya no podrán hacerlo gracias al cambio que realizó la ley presupuestaria partidista del 2015. Si cumples 66 años antes de mayo del 2016, debes solicitar los beneficios del Seguro Social y suspender tus beneficios antes del 30 de abril del 2016. Firma nuestra petición. ¡Diles a los moderadores de los debates por televisión que les pregunten …

Los votantes merecen respuestas sobre el Seguro Social

In English | Nunca olvidaré cuando asistí a mi primer debate político. Fue en Filadelfia, en los años 80, y se enfrentaban los dos candidatos principales a la vicepresidencia. Yo era un estudiante republicano de Penn State University y tuve la suerte de conseguir un cupo para asistir. Aunque no recuerdo mucho de lo que se dijo, sí recuerdo que fue un verdadero intercambio de ideas. Sí, hubo ataques personales y algunas preguntas personales. Pero los moderadores presionaron a los …