Apply now for AARP Foundation Americorps Vista position in Lincoln!

Apply now for AARP Foundation Americorps Vista position in Lincoln!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Would you like to help struggling older adults put healthy food on their tables? Would you like to develop a set of skills that will benefit you while working for a world-class nonprofit? Then consider a year-long opportunity as an AARP Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.  This position will be stationed at the AARP Nebraska state office in Lincoln.   Position Description: Convene community leaders and members to identify SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition …

Budget proposal shifts costs to seniors and future retirees

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

AARP stands with 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans

AARP stands with 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans

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

Health & Wellbeing Last week, a minority of state senators filibustered the Wellness in Nebraska Act, which would have provided federally-funded health care coverage to 54,000 low-income adults who can’t afford to buy insurance. While the legislation won’t advance this year,  AARP Nebraska and other supporters are looking ahead to achieve success in 2015. Today, we joined state senators, health care advocates and uninsured individuals at a State Capitol news conference in support of affordable healthcare for all Nebraskans. Afterwards, AARP volunteers distributed …

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Nebraska residents on Medicare saved nearly $19 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 $754. 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 …

AARP statement on Wellness in Nebraska vote

AARP statement on Wellness in Nebraska vote

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Today, AARP Nebraska State Director Connie Benjamin released the following statement on the Legislature’s failure to advance LB 887: “AARP is dismayed by today’s failure to pass the Wellness in Nebraska Act. A filibuster by a small group of senators leaves 54,000 hardworking Nebraskans struggling to make ends meet without any affordable health care options. As a result, many are likely to face needless suffering and illness because they can’t afford to see a doctor. While today’s outcome is disappointing, …

Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare?

Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare?

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Mark Intermill Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare? A recent tweet directed at AARP expressed the opinion that they do. The honest answer to the question is that some Nebraskans do hate Obamacare.  It’s not surprising.  There has been a concerted effort by some elected officials and some media outlets to paint the Affordable Care Act in the least favorable light. That disinformation campaign has had its desired effect.  It has raised questions and concerns about the ACA.  In some cases …