Olivia Dean

Olivia Dean is a policy research senior analyst 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.
One in four older black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries is food insecure.
Innovation in health care is happening all around us. Read our four main takeaways from HLTH 2019.
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
A proposed rule could harm older Americans' health and financial security
States are increasingly turning to reinsurance programs to improve their individual health insurance markets
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Are State Innovation Waivers harmful or helpful? It depends how states use them
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program helps older adults with prediabetes make the required lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes, but there are currently few providers available to meet the growing need for the program
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You’ve probably heard of diabetes—but what about prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to qualify as diabetes. While almost half of older adults have prediabetes, nearly nine out of ten don’t know they have it. That’s why having this conversation is so important.
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Older adults want to maintain healthy teeth and gums as they age. They also want and need access to regular dental care, yet our survey found that many can’t afford it and are going without
Recent federal proposals would add additional barriers to an already underused program, including efforts to require older adults to prove they’re engaging in work activities for a certain number of hours per week or risk losing SNAP after three months
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