AARP (American Association of Retired People) Analytical Essay

AARP (American Association of Retired People)
Looks at the policy of AARP (formerly known as American Association of Retired People) regarding issues relating to Medicaid.
# 144787 | 1,519 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the history, principles and goals of AARP, the leading non profit organization for citizens over age fifty in the United States for whom Medicare is a key issue. Next, the author explains that AARP is lobbying for initiatives surrounding Medicaid policy and investigating how well this federal program is being delivered in individual states. The paper underscores that AARP stresses the importance of the involvement of their members and the general public in the Medicaid reform process.

From the Paper:

"A report conducted by the AARP Public Policy Institute looked specifically at what individual states have been able to accomplish under current Medicaid law as well as the impact that federal mandates have on states' ability to balance service delivery. Colorado is a good example of how AARP is working with Medicaid to ensure benefits for older Americans. Colorado was one of the first states to receive federal approval for a Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) waiver in the 1980s. This means that older Americans who live in their own homes rather than in nursing homes may be eligible for Medicaid benefits."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AARP. (2008). AARP History. Retrieved on November 3, 2008 from
  • Edwards, Barbara Coulter. (2007). Give people a chance to speak up on changes made to Medicaid. AARP Public Policy Institute. Retrieved on November 3, 2008 from
  • Kassner, Enid. (2008). A Balancing Act: State Long-Term Care Reform. AARP Public Policy Institute. Retrieved on November 3, 2008 from

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

AARP (American Association of Retired People) (2010, October 06) Retrieved June 10, 2023, from

MLA Format

"AARP (American Association of Retired People)" 06 October 2010. Web. 10 June. 2023. <>