— by Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers and Ari Houser AARP Public Policy Institute July 13, 2017 The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter Alaska’s Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill would change the way the federal government currently funds Medicaid by limiting federal funding and shifting cost over time to both states and Medicaid enrollees. The BCRA would subject older adults, adults with disabilities, Medicaid expansion adults, and non-disabled children under age …

— Community groups across the state are invited to schedule an AARP speaker to explain what the Affordable Care Act means for state residents who are uninsured, enrolled in Medicare or have other insurance. “There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and what it means to AARP members and their families,” said Kelly Clark, AARP state director. Participants at the presentations can learn about the state’s health insurance marketplace and tax credits that might lower the cost …

— Sens. Adam Ebbin, Barbara Favola, & Janet Howell, Dels. Bob Brink, Patrick Hope, Rob Krupicka, & Alfonso Lopez  Invite you to a community forum: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace in Virginia If you wonder whether you qualify for federal subsidies, how to enroll, or have any other questions as to how this will affect you, please join us Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Central Library in Arlington. The Federal government has awarded a “navigator” grant to the Virginia Poverty …

— As many as 35,000 uninsured Delawareans could take advantage of the state’s new health insurance exchange. Established by the Affordable Care Act, the exchange functions as an online marketplace, allowing state residents to compare health insurance policies and find affordable coverage. AARP is collaborating with United Way of Delaware, the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington and the Newark Senior Center to help inform 50- to 64-year-olds about the health insurance marketplace. “Many people in that age range are not …

— Like most laws, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, is complex. Who could forget all the talk about this over 900-page document? You don’t need to read the entire law, but you do need to understand what the changes in the law mean to you. How the law works for you is based on who you are, where you live, and what your health status and health coverage is. The Health Law …

— Nicole Duritz, Vice President of Health for AARP Education and Outreach recently visited Connecticut and appeared on WTNH’s Connecticut Style program with Teresa LaBarbera to talk about the new health care law and what it means for you and your family.  Watch the video below, then keep reading to find out the Top Ten Things You Should Know about the Affordable Care Act. AARP: Demystifying the Affordable Care Act Top Ten Things You Should Know about the Affordable Care Act By …

— Few federal laws have generated as much confusion, misinformation and heated debate as the Affordable Care Act. That’s why Barbara Spreitzer-Berent of Northville is leading a corps of nearly a dozen AARP volunteers who are crisscrossing Michigan to demystify the health care law. “We’ve found that people are hungry for objective information,” said Spreitzer-Berent, 60, who retired in 2010 after careers in urban planning, gerontology and public health. “People are frustrated with the emotions surrounding the law,” she said. “They …

— There continues to be a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding around the Affordable Care Act. AARP North Dakota has produced a 26-minute video highlighting key benefits of the new health care law to all age groups as part of our commitment to providing our members and the public with accurate and up-to-date information on the new law. Watch the video on our YouTube channel. AARP has also developed an online tool, the Health Law Guide, to help people of …

— AARP Louisiana’s speakers bureau is booking engagements at community events across the state to help Louisianans understand changes in health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. AARP speakers can clarify how the law affects state residents, for example, by requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for preventive services without deductibles or copayments, and by establishing safeguards to ensure premium increases are reasonable for individuals and small businesses. To schedule a presentation, contact Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana associate state director …

— Learn how the Affordable Care Act can benefit you and your family – today and in the near future.   This interactive AARP guide will help you find resources tailored to your needs, whether it’s about Medicare, health insurance coverage for you or your family, or public programs that may work for you. Click on the image below to get started: