AHCA is bad for Americans

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Please call your elected officials and tell them to vote NO on the AHCA. The proposed health care legislation, known as the American Health Care Act, will hurt older adults and the disabled. Among other things, the law would: Impose an unfair and unacceptable “age tax.” Cost taxpayers billions when the AHCA turns Medicaid into block grants and shifts the costs to states. Force 24 million Americans to lose health coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Follow the instructions below and …

Want to Become a Teacher?

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Few professions are more honorable than teaching. Molding young minds to function well in society and being able to give back is truly a gratifying pursuit. It’s the profession that creates nearly all other professions. Have you thought about becoming a teacher? Not sure what to expect? Because AARP holds teachers in the highest regard, we are proud to offer a discounted seminar for anyone who wants to explore what it takes to be an educator. At noon on Saturday, April …

Hispanics Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Plan

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Don’t be fooled by the bill in Congress that promises to fix the health care system. It is a boon for special interests, not a plan to improve care for regular folks in Colorado and around the country. The bill amounts to an “age tax” that would cost older consumers thousands of dollars a year for health insurance. At the same time, special interests would enjoy a windfall of tax breaks, including deals for insurance companies, drug makers and manufacturers …

Pueblo Cinco de Mayo

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AARP Colorado would like to invite you to Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival, Friday, May 5th, 2017, 12 – 7 p.m. in Bessemer Park. AARP is a sponsor of the event and will have a bilingual booth with information about living healthy and more. Come visit with us and enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment, a workshop pavilion, car show and a Chicano exhibit. Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Storytellers Drummers …

Free Financial Workshop, Park Hill

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Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood on Tuesday April 25 to discuss how to get the most out of your retirement savings. (Please bring your adult children and grandchildren. This information is important for all ages.) Whether you are still working, or getting ready to collect Social Security, we introduce you to the tools to help you calculate what you have and what you’ll need. We also help you find real advice about collecting your …

Overcharging Seniors Will Not Fix Health Care

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If you were to ask a typical Colorado resident how to fix health care in America, you can be sure he or she would not suggest that Washington allow insurance companies to price people out of affordable coverage. Yet, Congress is now considering the American Health Care Act – a bill that would do just that. The bill would impose an “age tax” on older Americans. That means people in their 50s and 60s who are buying health insurance on …

Health Care Law Would Hammer 50-plus

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How can a 64-year-old making $26,500 a year afford to have his health care premiums jump from $1,700 to $14,600 a year (a whopping 758 percent increase)? He can’t. That’s the reason AARP is strongly opposed to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and why we’re doubling down on efforts to stop it in its tracks. It’s an outrage that anyone in the U.S. Congress could expect people over age 50 to pay thousands more for health coverage. Even more …

Cesar Chavez Remembered

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Cesar Chavez was a true leader. As a Latino organizer he was dedicated to the betterment of the lives of migrant farm workers, and his actions inspired and empowered people throughout the world. Because he was a great leader and the face of the Chicano movement, AARP Colorado recognizes the contributions of the late Cesar Chavez with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held April 8, 2017. The march will commence at Regis University at …

Action Alert!

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AARP urges you to oppose House Joint Resolution 66 and 67. They revoke a rule and guidance providing states and cities with the flexibility to set up retirement savings options for small businesses and their employees. House Joint Resolutions 66 and 67 represent the kind of federal overreach we expect Colorado senators to oppose. Urge Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to protect state flexibility on retirement savings programs by asking leadership not to take up Joint Resolutions 66 and 67, and …

Conscious Aging

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Conscious Aging is an eight-week series about embracing aging and living and passionate and fulfilling mature life. The program, offered by the Denver Public Library, is facilitated by Catherine Dockery, MA*, and is held every Monday at 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 27, 2017. Check out this groundbreaking series of workshops on how to transform the aging process at the Schlessman Family Library, 100 Poplar St. Denver, CO 80220.  This eight-part series will explore a variety of topics to enable people to come …