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.
The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help individuals with limited incomes pay Medicare premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Necessary but Insufficient: Addressing Disparities in Inflation-Driven Financial Adversity Requires Advancing Policies that Build Savings
This is the second blog in the ‘Savings and the Economy’ series which provides data-driven insights on the implications of economic instability for household savings and discusses policies that strengthen financial wellbeing.
AARP Public Policy Institute’s Nursing Home Dashboard has tracked and analyzed COVID-19 case, death, and vaccination data since 2020. The Dashboard’s findings reveal a distressing trend among both nursing home residents and staff: not everyone is vaccinated and not everyone is “up to date” with boosters.
Two leaders in the field of nursing, recently conducted an informal online survey asking nurses how the public, their patients and their friends and families can support nurses. Distilling the responses into ten key actions, they propose that if everyone in this country did just one, we could begin to heal the heart of health care.
Despite the demand for an educated workforce, college enrollment continues to trend downward.
This blog is first in a new series on ‘Savings and the Economy’. The series provides data-driven insights on the implications of economic instability for household savings and discussions on policies that enable financial wellbeing.
Although COVID-19 had a sudden, profound impact on the U.S. economy, its impact on the fiscal health of Social Security has been modest.
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.
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.
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