7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota's Aging Services Plan

7 More Public Hearings Planned to Update North Dakota’s Aging Services Plan

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy The N.D. Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division continues to host statewide public hearings to gather comments and to review online survey comments already received about programs and services that help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities. Individuals are invited to participate in these upcoming meetings. The Aging Services Division funds a toll-free information phone line and website, home-delivered meals, meals at senior meal sites, senior legal assistance, assistive safety …

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy The numbers are in, and they are impressive – 9,725 North Dakota residents on Medicare saved nearly $7.7 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 $791. North Dakotans in Medicare have saved $22.9 million on prescription drugs since the health care law went into effect. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 …

Living at Home (HCBS) Resources Page

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Here we will post links and helpful items related to data and best practices that allow individuals to safely remain in their homes. www.longtermscorecard.org www.aarp.org/caregiving CMS Final Rule on HCBS Settings Interim ND Human Services Study of HCBS  

Uninsured, Low-income North Dakotans Can Sign Up for Expanded Medicaid Coverage

Uninsured, Low-income North Dakotans Can Sign Up for Expanded Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 12/12/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Today in North Dakota, there are options for everyone to obtain health insurance coverage regardless of their income. No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need to get treated for an illness or injury at some point, and health insurance coverage helps protect you from the high cost of health care. An estimated 32,000 uninsured North Dakotans could have health coverage as early as January if they sign up for Medicaid this month. Under an expansion …

ND Capitol - The legislative week in review.

Join New Monthly Legislative Update Call

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” they have committees studying a wide array of important issues. AARP is closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to 50+ North Dakotans. To keep our Legislative Buddies current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly conference call the second Friday of each month. During these calls, …

Social Security Generates $2.5 Billion in Economic Activity; Supports 16,000 Jobs in North Dakota

Social Security Generates $2.5 Billion in Economic Activity; Supports 16,000 Jobs in North Dakota

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in North Dakota generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $2.5 billion in total economic output to the North Dakota economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The report also finds the $1.6 billion paid in Social Security benefits in 2012 helped North Dakotans keep or find more than 16,000 jobs. …