Skip to main content
Tags: retirement | AARP | Medicaid

What Position Does AARP Take on Medicaid?

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 06:09 PM EDT

The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that advocates for senior citizens on issues like Medicaid, of which it is an avid supporter. 

Along with providing benefits to more than 37 million members, AARP takes stances on numerous political issues and controversial initiatives. It is an avid supporter of Medicaid.

Free Retirement Calculator: When Can You Retire? — Click Here to Find Out

AARP’s Public Policy Institute asserted in 2013 that Medicaid is the largest provider of long-term support services for senior citizens because seniors tend to exhaust their life savings as a result of needing such services in their later years. Medicaid acts as a last resort for senior citizens with few remaining savings and assets in need of long-term healthcare.

The South Dakota AARP branch released a statement in 2013 announcing that “AARP is continuing to press” for expanding Medicaid. When Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act in May 2015 expanding Medicaid to an additional 70,000 Montanans, AARP called the bill's approval a “historic victory” and said “thank you” to all who supported the bill.

How Soon Can You Retire? Free Test Shows You When — Click Here

Over 40 AARP offices across the country are utilizing members and volunteers to push for Medicaid expansion through lobbying efforts, advertisements, coalitions, and expert panels.

Beyond state Medicaid expansions, AARP has been pushing for Medicaid expansion on the national level. “Expanding Medicaid will help millions of 45 to 64 year olds who have lost their jobs or who are struggling without health benefits” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president, in a release. AARP also has credited itself with helping obtain Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s support on the issue.

After the Supreme Court repealed the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring all states to expand Medicaid in 2013, AARP published a report showing the benefits of expanding Medicaid benefits for uninsured low-income adults. The report explained that midlife adults need Medicaid because of the prevalence of a variety of chronic illnesses, which can only be treated and maintained with long-term treatment. The Affordable Care Act mandate would grant Medicaid benefits to 4 million low-income, middle-aged adults, the report said.

An Extremely Simple Way to Determine If You're Ready to Retire — Find Out Now

Related Articles:

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


FastFeatures
The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that advocates for senior citizens on issues like Medicaid, of which it is an avid supporter.
retirement, AARP, Medicaid
396
2015-09-22
Friday, 22 May 2015 06:09 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved