28 States + 34 Bills Passed = More Support for 22 Million Family Caregivers

Every day we hear from family caregivers like Marcus, Tish and Iris about the challenges they face helping their older loved ones remain at home — where they want to be. Marcus: “Having a full-time job and coping with Mom’s illness has got to be one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever had to do. She is my light and my darkness all at the same time.” Tish: “I hope we have my mom for many more years, but …

39 States and Counting: Caregiving Across State Lines

I was a long-distance caregiver for my parents for nearly 15 years. Through illness, surgery and rehabilitation, I helped them stay out of institutional care, like a nursing home, and instead remain at home – where they wanted to be. During this time, I purchased my house on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with my parents in mind – hoping that Mom and Pop could come to the Cape from New York, enjoy time by the seashore, and get some rest and …

State Laws Could Hamper Savings from Biosimilar Drugs

  Many consumers have benefited from the recent increase in brand-name drugs that are going off patent, allowing less expensive generic drugs to enter the market.  The same may happen with a new type of drugs known as biologics – but only if the generic versions of these drugs are allowed to reach consumers. Biologic drugs are medicines derived from living organisms that are often used to treat health conditions that commonly affect older populations, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis …