AARP and Insurance Commissioner call for veto of healthcare compact bill

AARP and Insurance Commissioner call for veto of healthcare compact bill

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press   Topeka – AARP Kansas Director Maren Turner and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, at a Statehouse news conference today, urged Governor Brownback to veto House Bill 2553, a bill passed by the Kansas Legislature that would allow the state to join an Interstate Health Care Compact and place federal funding for all health care services in the state, including funding for such programs as Medicare, Medicaid, and Healthwave (children’s health insurance) under the control of the state legislature and …

AARP Kansas and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event  April 16 in Topeka

AARP Kansas and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event April 16 in Topeka

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press   Collaboration Promotes Entrepreneurship among Individuals Aged 50 and Older   Topeka –AARP Kansas and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event on April 16 at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka from 9 am to noon.   The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start …

AARP Urges Veto of Healthcare Compact Bill

AARP Urges Veto of Healthcare Compact Bill

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas Medicare and other healthcare programs in danger if House Bill 2553  is signed by Governor Brownback.  AARP is asking its members and all Kansans to contact the Governor  (contact information below) and urge him to veto House Bill 2553.  The following letter to the editor by AARP Kansas volunteer David Wilson explains why: Compact bill puts Medicare at risk By Dave Wilson One of the most frivolous and dangerous legislative measures has been approved by the Kansas House and Senate …

AARP Praises Bipartisan Senate Passage, Urges House to Pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill

AARP Praises Bipartisan Senate Passage, Urges House to Pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Kansas | Money & Work | Press Longer Unemployment and Age Discrimination Have Harmful Impact on Older Workers   Washington, DC –Today AARP applauded passage of a bipartisan agreement authored by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to reauthorize emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for long-term unemployed workers and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill swiftly.  Over the last 5 years, workers age 55 and older have experienced record levels of unemployment. On average, once older workers lose their jobs, …

Volunteering with AARP in Kansas

Volunteering with AARP in Kansas

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Kansas | Volunteering While we sincerely appreciate volunteers every single day of the year, there is a special week each year designated time to honor volunteers.  This year, that week is April 6 – 12, 2014. We want to thank the dedicated volunteers here in our state who spend their time working on issues that impact the 50 and older population in Kansas.  We thank: *the IRS-trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who help low-to middle income Kansans prepare and file their taxes; *the AARP …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kansas By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …