Continuing Efforts to Cover the Uninsured

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Wyoming is continuing to push for Medicaid expansion to cover about 17,600 low-wage workers whose employers do not offer health insurance. Lawmakers considered several such bills during the 2014 session, but the only related measure they sent to Gov. Matt Mead (R) was a budget amendment calling for state officials to explore expansion options. A 2012 report from the Wyoming Department of Health said Medicaid expansion could save the state more than $47 million over six years. AARP Wyoming …

Moms and Dads: Health Insurance Enrollment Opportunities for Your Young Adult

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz To some of us, it seems like yesterday that our children were in diapers. Then suddenly, they’re in their college and graduate school caps and gowns. It’s hard to believe those same little kids are now adults. As your child transitions into the “real world” you still have an important role to play in his or her ongoing health. In fact, one of the best gifts you can give may be to help your graduate get health …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Wyoming Residents Saved $4.6 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Wyoming residents on Medicare saved more than $4.6 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 $756. 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 …

AARP and NOLS offer wilderness expedition

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed this wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions in a unique context and travel in a beautiful wilderness mountain range, then read on… The Wind River Range is the site for this expedition. This rugged, glacier-carved range is renowned for its sheer granite walls and famous …

Efforts to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Wyoming is one of 25 states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs. AARP is encouraging members in those states to urge legislators to support expansion, which could provide health care for many of the working poor, as well as people who have lost their jobs and employer-sponsored coverage. Legal residents younger than 65 with income up to $15,856 per individual or $21,404 per couple would be eligible for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program. At those income levels, people earn …