Thinking Policy

States with high-performing long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems have one thing in common: a commitment to long-range master plans to guide policy and fiscal investments
November showed strong job growth, but the labor force participation rate remained unchanged for the 55+ for the fourth consecutive month. Plus, a look at how unemployment is measured.
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
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The International Day of Older Persons, October 1, marks the perfect time to celebrate the opportunity and challenges of an aging population
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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
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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
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Today 20 million family caregivers regularly perform complex medical and nursing tasks for family members or friends, often with little to no instruction. A new series of "how-to" videos can help
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Are State Innovation Waivers harmful or helpful? It depends how states use them
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Transportation can be a big obstacle for people who do not drive but want to live at home and in the community. Mobility managers can help
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Hiring slowed in August as the labor market added +130,000 jobs, and payroll gains for June and July combined were revised down
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Recent research shows that Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit appears to be achieving one of its key goals: providing a gateway for beneficial preventive and screening services