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Health & Wellbeing

Get updates on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, health insurance, and your personal health and fitness.
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.
Texas residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
September is Suicide Prevention Month -- a time to raise awareness, discuss the topic and share resources. New data shows that senior adults suffered the largest recent increase in suicides. And the number of deaths by suicide in Texas exceeds all other states.
774 new laws take effect Sept. 1, and many are ones that AARP Texas fought for, including measures ranging from prescription drug affordability and funding for adult protective services to food assistance.
Low-income seniors and other Texans who rely on Medicaid for health coverage are urged to be on the lookout for notices from the state government to maintain their eligibility in the program.
AARP Texas joined the Texas Consumer Association in asking the Public Utility Commission to suspend its current extreme weather disconnection rules.
Texas Utility Help is a program that provides financial assistance to qualified low-income Texas households who need help to pay their utility bills.
Double down on good health this summer with two free classes hosted by AARP Houston.
As the warm-weather season hits, people need to be more careful than ever to stay cool and avoid overheating and illness, particularly as they get older.
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