The United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute issued a report with compelling new evidence that family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions face particularly demanding challenges, including high levels of self-reported depression. As a result, a majority of them (61 percent) reported feeling stress “sometimes to always,” between their caregiving responsibilities and trying to meet other work or family obligations.
Dick Chevrefils, volunteer State President of AARP New Hampshire, offers these thoughts on why expanding Medicaid is good for New Hampshire and midlife adults.
We all know Social Security helps families, but we rarely stop to think how much it helps the larger economy. In fact, Social Security fuels almost $1.4 trillion of economic activity nationally – and almost $6.6 billion right here in New Hampshire – according to a new study by AARP’s Public Policy Institute.
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