CARTA AL EDITOR SOBRE LA CLASIFICACIÓN POR EDAD

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Todos nos sentimos presionados por los crecientes costos del cuidado de la salud. Ahora el Congreso está considerando aprobar una ley que permitiría a las compañías de seguro cobrar un “impuesto sobre la edad” adicional, y los más afectados serían los consumidores mayores de 50 años. Este proyecto de ley del Congreso perjudicaría más a los consumidores de entre 50 y 64 años, que son demasiado jóvenes para ser beneficiarios de Medicare. El “State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017” …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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  This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are …

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Prieto, Senate President Sweeney, named 2016 AARP Super Savers

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  Every day, AARP fights for New Jerseyans, focused on the issues they face in their daily lives.  To be successful, this work depends on the elected officials who write, support, and move legislation; who work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done; and who come together on critical votes that turn bills into law. To recognize the state elected officials who were integral to the passage of key legislation to help Americans retire with …

La ley CARE y Nueva Jersey

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AARP Nueva Jersey educa y defiende a las personas de 50 años o más en asuntos importantes para ellos, sus familias y  todos los residentes del estado.   En el 2014, Nueva Jersey se convirtió en el segundo estado en el país, después de Oklahoma, que gracias a la ley CARE (Aconsejar, Señalar y Posibilitar a los Cuidadores) apoyó a los cuidadores familiares. La ley, que se implementó el 12 de mayo del 2015, apoya a los 1.75 millones de …

The CARE Act and New Jersey

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In 2014, New Jersey became the second state in the nation, following Oklahoma, to support family caregivers with the CARE Act. The law, which became effective on May 12, 2015,  supports the 1.75 million family caregivers in New Jersey as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. What is the CARE Act? The CARE Act takes three commonsense actions that will make a world of a difference to family caregivers by requiring hospitals to: Identify a designated …

AARP supports lowering taxes on retirement income

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On behalf of our 1.3 million members in New Jersey, AARP supports proposals to increase the personal income tax pension and retirement income exclusion fivefold over three years. An income tax cut for retirees will help those who have lived and raised their families in New Jersey stay in New Jersey in their retirement years by allowing our middle class retirees to keep more of their hard-earned and hard-saved money to spend on goods and services throughout our state, supporting …

In-network doctor….in-network facility…but out-of-network $$$ bill?

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The Out of Network Transparency Act, which will be up for a vote in the New Jersey Legislature soon, would help protect us from surprise medical bills. It would crack down on unfair medical billing practices that hurt consumers by charging high, unregulated prices for services outside of health insurance networks. However, the opposition from highly paid specialists and for-profit hospital owners is threatening to stop the bill in its tracks. Thousands of New Jerseyans get hit with shocking, unfair …

Support caregivers. Support those they care for. Support the RAISE Act.

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Many of us have been, are, or will be a family caregiver, or are likely to need the help of one someday.  Family caregivers are the backbone of services and supports in this country,  the first line of assistance for people with chronic or other health conditions, disabilities, or functional limitations. Family caregivers make it possible for loved ones to live independently in their homes and communities. If not for them, the economic cost to the US health care and …

New law creating elder abuse task force is a great first step towards protecting those we love

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Thank you Governor Christie and members of the legislature for signing Bill #S157 to create the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled. The impact of abusive practices is financially and emotionally devastating to our loved ones who are victimized. There is also a tremendous burden on the judicial and social services systems to rectify the injustices from such crimes although vast numbers of such crimes go unprosecuted. AARP concurs that the resources and experiences of a …

AARP Praises Enactment of bill creating Task Force on Abuse Against Elderly and Disabled

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AARP New Jersey applauds the enactment of legislation which will create the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled. Governor Chris Christie signed the bill on Monday, May 23.  “AARP applauds Governor Christie for signing this important bill into law,” said AARP New Jersey State Director Stephanie Hunsinger. Hunsinger added that “AARP also commends the hard work of the sponsors and supporters of the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled.” The …