Health Care Proposals Deeply Unpopular Among Iowans 50+

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Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts June 22, 2017 – DES MOINES, IA — AARP Iowa today released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear …

Stay Cool With AARP Iowa’s Free Ice Cream Day

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It’s summer and you know what that means: time for ice cream! As part of our outreach to connect with members across the state, we’re hosting a free ice cream day for members at locations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines on Wednesday, June 28th! Meet up with AARP Iowa staff, local members and volunteers for a cool down with some free ice cream! Present your AARP card and receive one small cone with a dip or crunch topping of your choice. …

AARP Launches Fighting For Your Health Campaign in Iowa

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May 24, 2017 – In keeping with its long history of fighting for affordable health care for people 50 and older, AARP is launching a  national campaign to make sure that any new health care legislation stops insurance companies from overcharging older Americans, lowers prescription drug prices, protects seniors’ ability to live independently and protects Medicare. AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging Senators to “vote No” on the …

AARP Applauds Sen. Joni Ernst for Sponsoring Credit for Caring Act

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Urges Congress to pass much-needed federal tax credit for nation’s family caregivers WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 —AARP commends the sponsors of the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act that would help support America’s family caregivers by offering a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 annually for those who qualify. The Credit for Caring Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 1151) by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and …

Burlington: Enjoy Your Morning Coffee and Donut on Us!

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Get to know AARP and connect with other members and volunteers at our “Free Coffee & Donut Days” in June in Burlington. Stop in and enjoy your first *beverage and donut – to stay or go – when you present your AARP card.  We’ll be at Uptown Ivy Bake Shoppe on June 2. And remember, if you’re a couple, your AARP membership includes a donut and coffee for both. Burlington AARP Free Coffee & Donut Day Friday, June 2,8am – 10am Uptown …

Medicare, Health Care and You events near you!

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  Between June 1-29, AARP is hosting Medicare Health Care and You!  meetings to learn about some of the challenges facing health care reform and get information about different proposals being discussed in Washington. The sessions are also an opportunity for Iowans to voice their concerns about the future of health care and Medicare, and learn how to get involved in advocacy efforts to strengthen health care coverage for older Iowans. The events are all free and open to AARP …

Don’t Be Fooled! Tune in for April 25 Teletown Hall with Attorney General Tom Miller

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Iowans of all ages are invited to join AARP Iowa, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and members of the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for a live, statewide teletown hall on impostor scams at 10 am, Tuesday, April 25, during Money Smart Week Iowa. During the hour-long question and answer event titled, “Don’t Be Fooled by Impostor Scams,” Attorney General Miller and division experts will share tips and answer Iowans’ questions about current scams including the “grandparent” and “IRS” impostor …

Fight Fraud- Shred it Up – for FREE! Sat., 4/29 in Des Moines; 5/1 in Cedar Rapids

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Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. Discard old confidential documents safely and securely at the FREE Shred Day at the Johnston Public Library in Greater Des Moines and in the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ parking lot in Cedar Rapids. Bring …

Build Your Nest Egg- Join us for Financial Security on Tap

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Need a financial tune up? Money Smart Week events to the rescue! If you could use a little help learning how to stretch your money and jump start your retirement security planning, join AARP for these Money Smart Week Iowa programs! Financial Security on Tap Cedar Rapids: Tues., April 25, 5:30-7 PM Des Moines: Wed., April 26, 5:30-7 PM AARP and the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) invite you to join a fun, informative evening of trivia games, sweepstakes and financial …

Build Your Nest Egg, Protect Yourself from Fraud and Shred it Up! at AARP Money Smart Week Events

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Need a financial tune up? Money Smart Week events to the rescue! If you could use a little help learning how to stretch your money and jump start your retirement security planning, join AARP for these Money Smart Week Iowa programs!   Financial Security on Tap Cedar Rapids: Tues., April 25, 5:30-7 PM Des Moines: Wed., April 26, 5:30-7 PM AARP and the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) invite you to join them at this informative event. Learn about the Investor …