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Los “soñadores” tendrán becas para cumplir su sueño

Posted on 02/6/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolPocas cosas en la vida nos causan tanta satisfacción como cumplir un sueño, por lo que puedo suponer la alegría que en estos momentos deben sentir cientos de “soñadores” en Estados Unidos, ante el anuncio de un fondo económico que les permitirá ir la universidad. Se trata del programa TheDream.US, dirigido a estudiantes indocumentados que, debido a su estado migratorio, no cumplen el requisito para solicitar ayuda financiera al gobierno federal, y así poder costear una educación universitaria. “No soy …

¿Los 50 son los nuevos 40? No, ¡son mejores… hay que reinventarse!

Posted on 01/24/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLa primera dama de Estados Unidos, Michelle Obama, cumplió 50 años describiéndose a sí misma como “fabulosa”, y señalando que su vida está en constante evolución. ¡Genial! Pensar en una mujer de 50 hace unas décadas, consistía en imaginarse a una señora resignada, rodeada de nietos, con el pelo lleno de canas y una vida sedentaria junto a su marido, probablemente de similares características. Pero está claro que las cosas han cambiado… para bien. De hecho, hoy se habla de …

Millions Save on Prescriptions and Get No-Cost Preventive Services

Posted on 12/17/2013 by |AARP Executive Vice President | Comments

PoliticsNearly seven million seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have saved $9 billion to date on their prescription drugs thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to new data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s an average savings of about $1,200 per person since the health care law started closing the “doughnut hole.” Over time, the law will eliminate the doughnut hole — the gap in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage where enrollees …

Fulfilling Mandela’s Legacy

Posted on 12/6/2013 by |AARP CEO | Comments

PoliticsThe world lost one of its most courageous and righteous leaders yesterday with the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who was imprisoned for fighting against Apartheid in South Africa only to later become that country’s first elected president once Apartheid ended, dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and economic equality. My wife and I had the opportunity to meet Madiba on a trip to South Africa in 1994.  As we ate lunch together, I could not help but …

3 Challenges for Long-Term Care in America

Posted on 11/18/2013 by |AARP Executive Vice President | Comments

Caregiving | PoliticsRight now, at kitchen tables across America, real families are confronting the same question:  how will we care for mom or dad, or another loved one, if something happens and they can’t care for themselves without assistance?  And if and when the time comes, who will care for us? Following the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care’s recently released report, AARP and The Hill Newspaper convened three of the Commissioners and other experts to discuss ways to improve long-term services and …

There is Nothing ‘Fuzzy’ About Social Security Benefits’ Positive Impact on the Economy

Posted on 10/22/2013 by |Public Policy | Comments

Your LifeThe idea that Social Security benefit payments help support local and state economies and the national economy is obvious to all 57 million beneficiaries who spend their dollars at stores and to the merchants who sell them goods and services. But it is not obvious to many in Washington. In a town focused only on what Social Security payments mean for the federal budget, a new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute highlights, in actual dollars and jobs, what Social …