Thinking Policy

It is a little-known fact that many people who are eligible for low-cost health insurance coverage or financial help to pay for health care services remain unenrolled.
Many of the workers who retired during the pandemic were already at or beyond retirement age, making them less likely to return to work. But workers in the 65+ age group can be drawn back into the workforce under certain conditions.
For too long, insured consumers remained in the dark about how much a scheduled health procedure would actually cost them.
Two years of the COVID-19 public health crisis have clarified the steps needed to establish a more secure future for all.
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Despite the myriad of financial challenges facing patients and all Americans, many brand name drug companies have already increased the prices of their products in 2022.
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Will some retirees return to the labor force?
Policymakers should remove artificial obstacles preventing low-income workers from going back to work and businesses from filling vacancies.
The message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now.
There is both an opportunity and an imperative to redesign the next Scorecard. This tool has the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in LTSS exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems.
Many older adults are unable to afford the hearing care they need. But that could soon change, thanks to a pair of developments.
Here's a look at some notable innovations in Original Medicare that put person and family first.
The Build Back Better Act that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is under consideration in the U.S. Senate includes several sections that could drive improvement in nursing home staffing and ultimately resident care and safety.
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Older workers have much to gain from online learning and working. A new study examines the barriers and opportunities that exist for older workers accessing online programs, with a focus on their digital skill levels.