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AARP testimony called on lawmakers to penalize drug companies that raise prices faster than inflation and allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices.
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The latest edition of the AARP Bulletin profiles Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, chief strategist of the Center to Champion Nursing in America and senior vice president and director of the AARP Public Policy Institute
Policy Plus Action is a new, monthly newsletter from the AARP Public Policy Institute that highlights events, news, and features on issues that matter to older adults
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We share our most-read blogs for 2018 in four categories: health, financial security, long-term services and supports, and livable communities
As a family caregiver for my mother who died last year at the age of 96, I benefited greatly from the peace of mind and financial security of having paid family leave benefits from my employer, AARP. The benefit was there when I needed it most: to be present for significant caregiving issues,…
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En español | When people talk about family caregivers, Millennials are not always part of the conversation. Yet as the report Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 found, close to 1 in 4 family caregivers (24%) are Millennials.
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Thanks to drug manufacturer price hikes, the average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug has jumped to more than $11,000, or about 75 percent of the average annual Social Security retirement benefit and half the median income of someone on Medicare.
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