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Health Care in Rural America: Successes and Challenges

Rural America’s health care is a mix of successes and ongoing challenges in access, affordability, and utilization of services.

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Older Adults Focusing on Family this Holiday Season

Holiday shoppers age 50-plus are planning to spend as much as last year on gifts, and many are braving travel for family.

Holiday Scams: The Gift that Keeps on Taking

Three out for four US adults age 18+ have been targeted by or experienced at least one form of fraud, says a recent AARP survey.

Health Care in Rural America: Successes and Challenges

Rural America’s health care is a mix of successes and ongoing challenges in access, affordability, and utilization of services.

2021 AARP Home and Community Preferences Survey

A national AARP survey of U.S. adults age 18+ to determine their preferences in housing, transportation, outdoor spaces, and social interaction.

South Dakota Voters' Views on Medicaid Expansion

Assessed the views of South Dakota registered voters ages 50+ regarding expansion of Medicaid coverage to low-income residents.

Veterans Battle Surprise Attacks from Fraud and Scams

Military/veterans receive more fraudulent appeals than civilians, and they are more likely to lose money to a scam than civilians.

High-Speed Internet: Views of Utah Voters Ages 50+

​Utah voters 50+ support for expanding high-speed or broadband internet access, according to a recent AARP survey.

Allow Workers to Save for Retirement From Their Paychecks, Say Voters

Nearly all workers want to save for retirement from their paycheck, and voters support legislation that will enable them to do so.

Stressful Life Events May Increase Our Susceptibility to Fraud

This AARP report examines the incidence of scam encounters among US adults, as well as financial losses and fraud susceptibility.

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Recent job loss, illness, or death of a loved one can make us more susceptible to fraud.

Stressful Life Events May Increase Our Susceptibility to Fraud

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