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Olivia Dean

Olivia Dean, MPH, is a Senior Policy and Research Manager at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include public health, health disparities, private coverage, and emerging health trends. Read her full biography.
As our nation’s largest anti-hunger program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is especially important alongside rising food prices, which are hitting low-income people hardest.
Rising food prices hit low-income people hardest. SNAP can help.
Rural residents ages 50 and older experienced higher rates of depression than urban residents in 2020 and estimates varied by race.
Food insecurity disproportionately hits Black and Hispanic older adults.
Recent research from AARP analyzed rural-urban and racial and ethnic disparities in rural areas, highlighting the complexity of rural health issues for older adults.
New report highlights importance of extending ARPA premium tax credit expansion.
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Expanded tax credits mean many lower-income older adults are now eligible for free or low-cost health insurance coverage.
Now that we are reaching a point where the U.S. has an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines, officials must consider how to identify and reach older adults who remain unvaccinated, particularly those who want but have been unable to access a vaccine.
Recent federal actions improve access to affordable health insurance.
Health coverage is unaffordable for many older adults. Extending tax credits would help.
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