For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
With the June 14 state primaries just around the corner and the general election not far behind, AARP Maine is working to make sure residents across the state know where candidates stand on important issues. Volunteer advocates are an essential part of these nonpartisan efforts.
Rising prescription drug costs make it difficult for many to afford the medications they need to stay healthy. AARP believes that no one should have to skip a dose of or discontinue a medication because of cost.