Thinking Policy

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.
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.
Today more than ever, ADU policies show a commitment to supporting livability through housing opportunity and choice for people of all ages.
The integration of AARP's Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages tool into the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) Realtors Property Resource® website and mobile app means more home buyers have the opportunity to factor in community livability into their decisions.
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Until the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, older women were among the fastest-growing demographic groups in the US workforce.
American families have been accumulating debt at a rapid pace over the past two decades, with the debt level nearly doubling. Yet family incomes have not kept pace. As a result, the long-term retirement security of many families is at risk.
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.