Expanding Medicaid:  A Prescription for Better Health for Midlife Adults

Expanding Medicaid: A Prescription for Better Health for Midlife Adults

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press Dick Chevrefils, volunteer State President of AARP New Hampshire, offers these thoughts on why expanding Medicaid is good for New Hampshire and midlife adults. We finished a special session of the New Hampshire legislature in November where we came close to reaching an agreement on expanding Medicaid.  While AARP applauds the efforts made to reach an agreement and the recognition that we need to do something, it is not enough to merely say something needs to be done. For every …

AARP New Hampshire is Searching for a New Leader

AARP New Hampshire is Searching for a New Leader

Posted on 12/19/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press AARP is now accepting applications for New Hampshire State Director.  The current State Director, Kelly Clark, has been promoted to the position of Northeast Regional Vice President for AARP which created this vacancy.   As the leader of the AARP New Hampshire team, the State Director manages a successful strategic business unit, AARP programs and services, and a cadre of engaged volunteers that enable AARP to achieve its objectives on behalf of those 50+ and their families.    The State Director: Provides …

AARP’s Barry Rand Speaks out on Nelson Mandela

AARP’s Barry Rand Speaks out on Nelson Mandela

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press AARP’s CEO Barry Rand speaks out on the death of Nelson Mandela: The world lost one of its most courageous and righteous leaders yesterday with the passing of Nelson Mandela.  Mandela, who was imprisoned for fighting against Apartheid in South Africa only to later become that country’s first elected president once Apartheid ended, dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and economic equality. My wife and I had the opportunity to meet Mandela on a trip to South Africa …

They’ve Worked Too Hard to be Denied Care

They’ve Worked Too Hard to be Denied Care

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press Our New Hampshire state legislators have found a New Hampshire solution to expand health coverage for tens of thousands of hard-working Granite Staters – including many age 50 to 64 – who’ve lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health benefits. This solution is poised to give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the health care they need.  But time is running out.  If our state legislators do not act on Thursday, these New Hampshire …

New Report Finds Rapid Growth in Use of Medicare Observation Services

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press Today, AARP Public Policy Institute released a new report examining the use of hospital observation status for Medicare patients. Hospital emergency rooms sometimes hold patients for observation before admitting them or sending them home. The use of this service, known as observation status, has grown rapidly in recent years. For Medicare patients, the distinction is important because it can affect out-of-pocket costs. Use of observation status as a substitute for admission also raises concerns about quality of care. The report, …

ACA Educational Sessions in a Community Near You

ACA Educational Sessions in a Community Near You

Posted on 11/8/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press There’s a lot to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  And it can be difficult to figure out what it means for you and your family.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and its corps of volunteer educators are leading free educational sessions across the Granite State. The one-hour sessions – Find Your Way Around the Health Insurance Marketplace – provide an overview of the marketplace, who is eligible, how to enroll, tax credits, and options for those with …