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5 Reasons to Care About Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 05/15/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsNine states have passed Medicaid expansion this year, with another 15 on the brink of extending health coverage to more hard-working citizens. Why is Medicaid expansion, which would extend Medicaid health coverage to people who earn about $15,000 a year (138% of the federal poverty level), so important? Here are the top 5 reasons: 1. 50- to 64-year olds: Medicaid expansion will provide health care coverage to tens of thousands of hard-working Americans between the ages of 50 to 64. Many …

Janis Joplin – Alive, Well and Performing Nightly in D.C.

Posted on 10/17/2012 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

EntertainmentWell, OK – it’s not really Janis. But Mary Bridget Davies is putting on a helluva show every night at Washington’s Arena Stage in One Night with Janis Joplin, giving those who saw the real thing — and those who are far too young — a chance to hang out with a legend. The show is more like a concert, with few bits of tension and little dramatic development. The demons that killed the singer in 1970 at age 27 …

As Social Security Turns 77, What Do You Have to Say About It?

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today“With fewer jobs offering pensions and people struggling to save for retirement, Social Security will be even more important for younger generations,” said AARP President Rob Romasco, noting that more than one in three working households age 21 to 64 has no individual savings set aside for retirement. This week marks the 77th anniversary of Social Security, and AARP is using the opportunity to encourage discussion about the program’s future. Romasco will host a live web chat at 12:30 p.m. today to answer questions about Social Security and various proposals to preserve it.

Your Life Calling: Behind the Scenes on the Pacific Coast

Posted on 08/9/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post from Kim Sedmak. (Dispatches from Boston here, Yellowstone here.)  We’ve been on the road again – this time on a very large ferry boat to Bainbridge Island, WA, just a 35-minute ride from downtown Seattle. This is where Jane Pauley interviewed Gifford and Libba Pinchot, the founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) for AARP’s TODAY SHOW series “Your Life Calling.” Ten years ago at age 58, this dynamic duo decided to do “one …