— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2015 CONTACT: Greg Phillips, 202-434-2560, gphillips@aarp.org, @AARPMedia As Medicare celebrates 50th anniversary, AARP urges responsible solutions to ensure affordable health care for future generations WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Medicare Trustees report released today: “The latest Medicare Trustees report demonstrates yet again the ongoing financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. By 2020, 64 million Americans are expected to …

— Almost 21,000 Alaskans enroll in the health insurance marketplace Participation is 162% of last year’s total ANCHORAGE, AK — Susan Johnson, Regional Director for the US Department of Health and Social Services, announced today that enrollments under the health insurance marketplace in Alaska totaled 20,897 during the most recent enrollment period, which ended on February 15. These numbers are 162% of the totals from 2014, when 12,890 Alaskans enrolled through the marketplace. “Alaska enrollment numbers are incredibly strong,” said Johnson. …