AARP New York advocates for the repeal of nursing home immunity for coronavirus-related care. Also urges improvements to staffing, visitation, testing, and equipment for long-term care facilities.
Many New Yorkers are using telemedicine for the first time. The pandemic, however, has underscored the state's disparities with access to health care and broadband internet service, especially in rural areas.
An AARP New York survey of 1,000 adults age 50-plus found that access to quality health care, retirement affordability and maintaining good health are among the chief concerns older adults face as they age.
With the ongoing struggle of affording high prescription drugs costs, AARP and other advocates will work with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to turn his three-part plan to tackle drug prices into reality.
AARP New York releases is its second round of “Disrupting Disparities” reports focusing on the different issues people of color face as they age and using these challenges to advocate for state policy changes.
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