health care

Helpful New Tool to Manage Prescription Drugs!

Posted on 11/9/2010 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthEver wish you could easily find all the information you could need about your prescription drugs in your own home? Ever wonder how you should go about talking to your health care professional about the medications you are taking? How about wonder if you are getting the best medicine for your needs at the best price? Well, AARP and Consumer Reports Health have launched a new online tool so that you can wish and wonder less about your prescription drugs. …

Medicare's 45th Anniversary

Posted on 07/29/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthDid you know that July 30 is the 45th anniversary of Medicare? It’s true – it was July 30, 1965 that President Johnson signed Medicare into law and former President Harry Truman was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary. AARP CEO A. Barry Rand issued a statement in recognition of this milestone, and he talked about how the way Americans are aging has changed in 45 years – and Medicare has evolved with us. It has become a program that helps …

Medicare’s 45th Anniversary

Posted on 07/29/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthDid you know that July 30 is the 45th anniversary of Medicare? It’s true – it was July 30, 1965 that President Johnson signed Medicare into law and former President Harry Truman was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary. AARP CEO A. Barry Rand issued a statement in recognition of this milestone, and he talked about how the way Americans are aging has changed in 45 years – and Medicare has evolved with us. It has become a program that helps …

More Health Care Questions Answered

Posted on 08/21/2009 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthI’ve been getting a lot of questions in my inbox lately, and below is one of the most commonly asked. It’s my hope that by answering these questions we can get the word out about why health care reform is important and debunk some of the myths that are floating around right now. Q: We’re worried health-care reform may go too far. Will we be forced into a plan or have to change doctors? A: AARP will not support reform …

Health Care Reform – A Top Priority

Posted on 04/16/2009 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthHello everyone. There is no question we have health care on the top of of our minds – the cost of it, the need for it, and reforming it. This issue touches all of our lives. I was recently fortunate to have been invited to the White House’s Regional Health Care Forum hosted by Gov. Schwarzenegger and Gov. Gregoire which was hosted in Los Angeles. The forums are part of President Obama’s administration’s national effort to gain insight and input …

News To Know: Healthy Ways To Cut Back

Posted on 11/24/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthThere are smart ways to save hundreds or thousands of dollars on your health care without sacrificing quality.