Thinking Policy

The value of unpaid family care is huge. Although policy change is underway, more robust action is needed to support caregiving families.
Pan-American countries gather to discuss varying cultural, political, and economic experiences and challenges of new and existing strategies for long-term care.
This month's Spotlight: BLS employment projections for the coming decade forecast that while employment growth is projected to slow, labor force participation rates of 65+ workers will continue to climb
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AARP is playing a leading role to help identify the necessary priorities and directions for improving health, productivity, and quality of life for older adults worldwide
There are lots of changes taking place in Medicare’s private plans. As the Medicare program modernizes, those in traditional Medicare should not be left behind
Caring male doctor touching shoulder of female patient in examination room
Older adults who get a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit are more than four times as likely to be screened for depression as those who opt out of this free health benefit
September 2019 Employment Summary
The unemployment rate declines to a 50-year low but hiring slows in September. Plus, a look at international efforts to promote longer careers
Skyline view of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota has put a number of foundational strategies in place to meet the needs of older adults while managing the growth in our programs
A group of diverse seniors smile
The International Day of Older Persons, October 1, marks the perfect time to celebrate the opportunity and challenges of an aging population
Older Hispanic woman holds her older Hispanic husband while they look over a medical bill together in a kitchen.
Evidence is emerging that Annual Wellness Visits, the preventive health benefit for Medicare enrollees created by the Affordable Care Act, are achieving their intended purpose—linking people with preventive services. But not all demographic groups are gaining the benefits equally
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
older couple talk to a nurse in their home
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