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26 States With a Big Health Coverage Gap

Posted on 10/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThis week, Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in states across the country.  It’s true: Many more Americans will now have access to affordable health care.  But, other hard-working people, who live in states that have not yet committed to expanding Medicaid, will fall into a new coverage gap. That’s right: In the 26 states that have not accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, adults who earn up to $15,000 a year will not qualify for any type of subsidy through the …

$3 Billion Saved – For You

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsFrom Alaska to Florida – AARP is fighting to save you money on your utility bills and protect reliable utility services, for you.  So far, this and last year alone, we kept an estimated $3 billion in the pockets of consumers.  And, that savings on your behalf is why we’re in this.  Whether it’s your electricity, gas or phone: In 42 states, we’re fighting for affordable, reliable, accessible utility service – for you. Here is what’s hot in our multi-state …

Helping Older Loved Ones Cope With Disaster

Posted on 06/5/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingIn a recent conversation with the AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl, about the tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and throughout the state, I related my concerns about the older adults and their caregivers affected by the disasters. “In a matter of minutes, thousands of lives were changed forever as a result of the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma in May. The path of destruction and loss of life left by these storms has been heartbreaking,” he told me. “We remember the lost, pray for the …

Celeste Holm: An Actress’s Tempestuous Twilight

Posted on 07/16/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyActress Celeste Holm will be remembered for the convention-defying characters she inhabited so artfully — from flirtatious Ado Annie in the Broadway production of Oklahoma! in 1943, to “forthright, pert and frustrated” fashion editor Anne Dettrey in the 1947 film classic, Gentleman’s Agreement.In The Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors, she’s described as “a warm and clever actress, as comfortable in drama as she was in comedy . . . one of the darlings of the postwar film era.” But Holm, …

Happy July 4 (but not to Will and Kate)

Posted on 07/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIf I needed one more reminder of what we have to celebrate on the 4th of July, I got it last week – when the Daily Telegraph reported that Kate Middleton is required to curtsy to her husband’s aunt and female cousins, unless (of course! I should have guessed!) her husband is with her. (Whether he’s with her or not, she must always curtsy to the Queen and Prince Phillip, which I’m sure is every granddaughter-in-law’s idea of how to …