• The American Association Of Retired Persons Aarp
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    The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of older Americans. Percy felt that older Americans could attain a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment by remaining physically and intellectually active in society, thus came about his idea to form the AARP. The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization open to anyone, working or retire...
  • Aging In America Life Expectancy
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    Headline Watch released a report in August titled, "Aging in America." There is an increasing number or people ages 65 and older in the United States. According to a new government report, most of these people are very healthy and also are living a lot longer. This article demonstrates many statistics about aging and its findings. Although most people 65 and older are healthy, as many as one in four older Americans in some kind of racial group are not in healthy condition. Other findings include...
  • Prescription Drug Prices Drugs Cost
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    Getting Out of Reach Prescription drug prices are rising much faster than the rate of general consumer inflation. The most heavily affected are those who can least afford it, like older Americans living on fixed incomes, and the working poor with inadequate or no health insurance. The rise in drug prices is causing the public to ask why. The reasons include the immense research costs, consumer advertising and the growth of managed care. The continue rise in prescription drugs costs has touched o...
  • Social Security 2 People Today Americans
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    Social security is very essential for most of today s older Americans. Since it was begun, it has been a sort of protection for retired workers, and for disabled workers. Social Security allows people to live independently and still have their dignity. There are about 150 million workers protected by Social security and more then 44 million people receive Social Security benefits. The Social Security program is a way of providing an economic security in today s society. More than 9 in 10 older A...