Arizonans Saved Over $170 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Arizonans Saved Over $170 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Arizonans on Medicare saved over $170 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $830. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

AARP Driver Safety Offers Vehicle Packing Tips for Holiday Travel

AARP Driver Safety Offers Vehicle Packing Tips for Holiday Travel

Posted on 12/17/2013 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With Christmas and New Year’s Day only days away, many Arizonans will be hitting the road, heading out of town for the holidays. AARP Driver Safety is offering some vehicle-safety travel tips for packing suitcases, bags and boxes during this busy holiday season. “Many people take advantage of their vehicle’s roof to stow luggage, boxes or bags when traveling, but if your items are not secured properly, they can put you or other motorists at risk,” said Cynthia Fagyas, AARP …

The Eye Of The Tiger

The Eye Of The Tiger

Posted on 10/27/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In my very first blog post a few months ago I cited my favorite Kierkegaard-ism about life only being understood looking backwards, but having to be lived forwards. I’ve been giving this some thought during the last week as I really try to imagine something different. No, no time machines under construction here, and I really don’t want to turn the paradigm around by living life backwards. But gosh darn it, I AM talking about the ubiquitous quandary of how we understand life …

Brain Health For The Rest of Your Life

Brain Health For The Rest of Your Life

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing During the last three weeks I’ve truly lived up to the term “Road Warrior.” This week it’s Atlanta for a series of meetings and part of the AARP Life@50 event. If you haven’t had a chance to attend in the past  definitely mark your calendars for 2014 and  join us for one of these action-packed information-filled extravaganzas! Since 2002 I have attend most of these, and now that AARP has moved to two events a year, I am excited to see what …

Taking the Mystery Out of Health Law

Taking the Mystery Out of Health Law

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Miriam Davidson Before he turned 65 in August and became eligible for Medicare, Howard Barnes of Tucson struggled to survive without health insurance.His $1,000 monthly income was too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford health insurance. So the retired computer programmer relied on a patchwork of free clinics, discount plans and help from church friends to get the doctor visits, prescription drugs and equipment he needs to manage a life-threatening respiratory disease. Barnes said the stress …