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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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Research on issues and topics of particular interest to the 50+.

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Research on emerging innovations of interest to adults 50 and older.

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Employer Perceptions of Worker Skills & Credentials

U.S. employers value worker skills and work experience over formal education or credentialing when hiring.

2022 Tech Trends and the 50+

The new digital habits adults 50+ adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay.

Mississippi Voters' Views on Medicaid Expansion

Mississippi voters age 50-plus support Medicaid expansion, particularly for low-income residents.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Fraud Susceptibility

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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