Thinking Policy

Making recent changes to the earned income tax credit (EITC) permanent would help older workers and boost the workforce.
The nursing home industry and the agencies that oversee it are slowing coming around to including consumer experience feedback in the informational tools available to families trying to choose a facility.
South Dakota voters expand Medicaid, improving healthcare access for thousands. Eleven states have yet to expand Medicaid.
Three people sit around a table looking over paperwork.
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a key piece of equitable banking legislation, is on the brink of significant modernization. This moment represents an important opportunity to craft effective policy for today, particularly with inequity now being at a level of public consciousness unseen in generations.
Three people sitting and using a computer.
As the Financial Security Trend Survey shows, the important role of policy – both public and private – are key components to improving financial health.
Dentist takes x-rays of patient's mouth
A promising recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the Medicare program, could result in improved access to dental coverage for people with Medicare.
A recent AARP Public Policy Institute report found that influenza, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations increased among adults ages 50 and older in 2020, though disparities continued.
Today, on the UN International Day of Older Persons, Jean Accius celebrates the vital contributions of his grandmother, Anouca, and others like her.
During the 2020-2021 flu season, adults 65 and older for the first time surpassed a certain flu vaccination goal, and by a significant margin
As our nation’s largest anti-hunger program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is especially important alongside rising food prices, which are hitting low-income people hardest.
Older Black male professional working on strategic issue
Unemployment data reveal the ongoing discrepancies in unemployment rates among older workers by race, ethnicity, and sex, many of which further intensified during various points in the pandemic.
Good news for millions of older adults in the U.S. who suffer from hearing loss. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has just approved over-the-counter sale of basic hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Woman sitting on bed
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.