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The Official Poverty Statistic Mask the Economic Vulnerability of Seniors, a new report written by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and released last week at the Maine Summit on Aging, measures the difference between official poverty measures and the new Supplemental Poverty Measure when determining the poverty of Maine seniors.
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Family caregivers in North Dakota provided 58 million hours of care – worth an estimated $860 million – to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update.
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Family caregivers in Ohio provided 1,380,000 hours of care — worth an estimated $16.5 Million — to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) in 2013.
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Ohio ranks 44 th compared to other states in report released Thursday, June 19: “ Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.”
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Today, AARP Public Policy Institute released a new report examining the use of hospital observation status for Medicare patients.
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On March 8, AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Voices for Health held a public hearing so interested stakeholders and the public could address policymakers and others involved in the planning and implementation of New Hampshire’s health benefit Marketplace (also known as the Exchange).  The Marketplace, a component of the Affordable Care Act, will be open for enrollment on October 1 with coverage available as of January 1.  
This money graphic was used in an AARP New Hampshire article about Medicare Fraud.
AARP fraud fighters now offer presentations on the three Rs of Protecting Medicare:  Record, Recognize and Report.  Request a free presentation today.
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