health care costs

Laws focus on ‘gotcha’ pricing, drug costs
Mississippi Rx Greed New Data Image
AARP Mississippi today released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Mississippi residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices for all Americans.
By Effie Dawson
age tax
A U.S. House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act is expected to occur on Thursday, March 23, 2017. AARP will publish a list of how every member of Congress voted on the health care bill. AARP's John Hishta explains:
While existing health care law is by no means perfect, the most recent push – getting more people covered – certainly seems to have worked. Recent Census Bureau data shows far too many Americans, 29 million people, still lack coverage, but that’s 13 million fewer than before “Obamacare.’’
AARP Opposes Special Interest Health Care Bill
Protect Medicare for YouTube video
AARP  has launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Nebraskans who have paid into the program their entire working lives.
Retirement path
Do you know what your retirement will look like?
Stethoskop / Stethoscope
Hi blog readers!  It's Heather Heppner with the AARP Illinois Communications Team back with your Tuesday health care post.  With the new year upon us, many of you may be planning your 2014 budget - or maybe 2014 is the year you plan to retire.  Either way, a new resource from AARP - the Health Care Costs Calculator - may help!
With health care costs becoming an ever-increasing proportion of retirees’ yearly expenses,  be equipped with the knowledge and tools to account for those costs in your retirement savings plan and make lifestyle changes to possibly reduce those costs.  AARP's Health Care Costs Calculator will make you more aware of an underestimated, and even ignored, component of retirement planning.
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