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AARP Praises Reps. Gibson, Higgins for Backing Medicare Home Health Care Bill

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contact: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org   Hudson Valley, Western New York Congressmen Co-Sponsor Bill Allowing More Health Care Professionals to Order Home Health Services NEW YORK, New York – AARP is applauding Reps. Chris Gibson of the Hudson Valley and Brian Higgins of Western New York for signing onto a bi-partisan bill that would allow additional health care professionals to order cost-saving home health services for Medicare participants. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2504) authorizes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and physician …

Fed-up Rochesterians Urge Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong Support by 50+

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org ; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Stressed by High Utility Bills Press for Utility Consumer Advocate ROCHESTER, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Rochester-area residents boarded a bus for Albany today to urge their Republican State senators and the State Senate’s GOP Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members are calling on Senators Joseph Robach, Michael Nozzolio, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patrick Gallivan and George Maziarz – who chairs the Senate …

Fed-up CNYers Call for Utility Watchdog; AARP Survey Shows Strong 50+ Support

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org AARP Members Urge DeFrancisco’s Support; to Head to Albany Tomorrow SYRACUSE, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, fed-up Central New Yorkers today called on State Sen. John DeFrancisco and the State Senate’s Republican Leadership to give consumers a voice. AARP members gathered across from the downtown Syracuse State Office Building, urging Senator DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and GOP Senate Leadership to pass a bill before the 2014 state legislative …

AARP Survey: 79% of NYS’s 50+ Voters Want Utility Watchdog; Groups Press Senate

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org 70% Don’t Think Elected Officials Doing Enough About Utility Bill Increases; 72% Say Consumers’ Interests Not Represented in Rate Cases ALBANY, New York – After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, New Yorkers are fed up with paying the highest average residential electric rates in the continental U.S. and are telling their state senators to take action before the end of the 2014 state legislative session this month. A new statewide AARP …

AARP: NYS Assembly Gives Voice to Utility Consumers; Where’s Senate?

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today’s State Assembly passage of A.6239B: “Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly took a giant step for New Yorkers today by passing legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office with the power to go to court over unfair rate increases. “New …

Southern Tier Caregiver Crisis Could Become Disaster as Population Ages; AARP Offers Solutions

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org; David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org     Association Proposes More Cost-Saving, In-home Services for Elderly, Med Task Demos for Caregivers Before Hospital Discharges BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million family caregivers, who provide care valued at $32 billion annually to their parents, spouses and other loved ones. Today, AARP warned a looming demographic shift leaving fewer people able to provide that care could spell …