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This is the third blog in the ‘Savings and the Economy’ blog series which provides data-driven insights on implications of economic uncertainty for household savings and financial wellbeing.
To mark the start of the World Health Organization’s 76th World Health Assembly (May 21-May 30), AARP is releasing the results of a new, nationally representative survey of more than one thousand American adults ages 50-plus.
Small business trends influence the 50+ workforce, who represent a larger share of the workforce in small firms than in large ones
A new law in North Carolina paves the way for approximately 182,000 adults ages 50-64 to get Medicaid coverage, a recent analysis conducted for the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) shows.
Medicare spending growth rates in the decade before the pandemic were substantially lower than expected. These trends mean that people with Medicare, as well as the federal government, are seeing significantly lower costs for Medicare than had been expected.
As communities search for ways to reduce health care inequities, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a tool traditionally used to address economic inequities, can help by bringing health care to disinvested areas.
More stringent work requirements could burden older SNAP participants and result in loss of benefits and worsening food insecurity.
Male physician and female patient look at a tablet
Here’s a look at why Medicare is spending more for Medicare Advantage (MA), how higher MA payments affect consumers, and why it is critically important to keep consumers front and center in considering any changes to how Medicare pays MA insurers.
Older adults and their family caregivers should know about coming changes related to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and what they could mean for the long-term services and supports they currently receive or could in the future.
How do patients engage in shared decision making or make other health-related decisions when they or their family caregiver have a limited understanding of English?
There is some good news for people with Medicare who suffer from mental health disorders, including those with depression.
A new law that addresses high prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs will help improve the affordability of insulin for millions of diabetic Medicare beneficiaries, and new research sheds light on its potential impact.
Through their paid work, caregiving, and spending, women at midlife and beyond around the world are making significant and increasing contributions within and across economies.