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This resource provides a brief overview of telehealth and the limitations the country faces to expand telehealth services. Policy recommendations include reimbursing clinicians and telehealth providers to incentivize telehealth use and to raise value for patients, and having federal and state governments encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services.
This study from AARP Research explored the technology use and attitudes of Americans over the age of 50. The study reveals that mobile and computers are the primary devices and wearable technology has been adopted by only a small percentage of the 50+ market.
This survey of registered voters ages 50+ in Indiana reveals that nearly 80 percent of respondents support state action to expand broadband to rural areas, either by incentivizing ISPs or expanding the number of rural electric cooperatives that offer broadband. Roughly 65 percent also support the use of state funds to deliver affordable, high-speed internet to all parts of the state.
This survey of registered Nebraska voters ages 50+ aimed to assess experiences and challenges voters have with internet usage and their level of support for expanding access to high-speed internet. The survey reveals that rural areas face more challenges and the types of home internet connections reported by rural users contrast sharply with non-rural users.
The goal of this survey of Kansas voters over the age of 50 was to assess their experiences and challenges with internet usage and gauge their support for expanding access to internet throughout Kansas. The survey finds that nearly 93 percent of the state’s registered voters over the age of 50 use the internet and Kansas voters express support for increasing access to affordable internet.
This survey of Oklahoma voters over the age of 50 assesses the experiences and challenges they face with respect to internet usage and their support for expanding access to broadband. The survey reveals roughly 75 percent of respondents support state action to deploy internet in rural, unserved areas, either by allowing electric cooperative to deploy broadband or offering incentives to ISPs.
This survey of Utah voters over the age of 50 assesses the experiences and challenges they face in respect to internet usage, and gauges their support for potential expansion of high-speed internet access in Utah. The survey reveals rural areas face more challenges and most older Utah voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who helps make high-speed internet available to all Utahns.
This 2020 research study from the Older Adults Technology Services and the Humana Foundation presents a detailed portrait of digitally disconnected older adults in America. The research explores how many people are offline, which barriers perpetuate non-participation, what demographics are disproportionately affected, and how existing connectivity resources match the patterns of need.
A blog about AARP’s efforts in closing the digital divide by backing policies that help older adults connect to the internet. The piece shows how broadband improves the lives of older adults, including easing social isolation, supporting innovative mobility solutions, and enhancing access to telemedicine.
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