Thinking Policy

New report highlights importance of extending ARPA premium tax credit expansion.
There are so many reasons to choose a nursing career. Nurses make a difference in individual lives and communities in ways that have consistently earned them the public’s trust.
In their search for educated workers, both employers and state workforce readiness policymakers may be overlooking a substantial source of untapped talent: the many adults in the United States who have some college but no degree.
The number of job openings rose above 9.2 million in May, and employers are doing more to attract workers, but over half of older jobseekers are still long-term unemployed.
adult organizes prescription medication
A new type of prescription drug for stroke prevention for adults with atrial fibrillation quickly replaced the existing standard treatment—even before evidence emerged to support the switch.
Now is the ideal time for employers to consider acting in their workplaces to include age in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies.
A growing number of employers, including AARP, are offering benefits that help their employees save for emergencies.
Claiming Social Security earlier means more time receiving benefits, but that action will permanently reduce them, which can threaten financial health at older ages.
Older worker
Men ages 55 and older had among the largest declines in labor force participation rates during the pandemic.
Financial access gaps persist, and demonstrate how much work remains to ensure that all financial products are fair, equitable, and affordable.
Hands complete paperwork on a clipboard in a medical setting.
Expanded tax credits mean many lower-income older adults are now eligible for free or low-cost health insurance coverage.
Facilities are beginning to innovate and put in place best practices to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
As the pandemic and the caregiving crisis it has prompted continue, more action is needed to protect caregivers from discrimination at work.