Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

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

Home & Family | Kansas By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

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

Kansas | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Make a Difference on Issues That Matter

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Kansas | Volunteering AARP is recruiting volunteers to make a difference on issues important to Kansans age 50-plus. AARP Kansas volunteers address a wide range of issues, from protecting Social Security and Medicare to ensuring fair utility rates, improving access to health care, making communities age-friendly and helping older workers find jobs or start businesses. Volunteers in the Topeka area can help track bills or testify at legislative committee hearings. Volunteers across the state can attend public hearings and town hall meetings, research …

AARP Urges Congress to Act on Doc Fix

AARP Urges Congress to Act on Doc Fix

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, AARP released the following statement from Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond on the vote expected today in the House of Representatives on a short-term Sustainable Growth Rate patch: “With the March 31 deadline looming, it is imperative that Congress act soon to prevent the scheduled 24 percent cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates. Constant threats of large physician cuts cause beneficiaries to worry that their doctors and providers will no longer be able to see them. …

Kansas Residents Saved more than $32 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the ACA

Kansas Residents Saved more than $32 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the ACA

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Kansas residents on Medicare saved $32,404,832 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $801. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D prescription …

AARP Kansas Joins Medicaid Expansion Rally

AARP Kansas Joins Medicaid Expansion Rally

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas AARP Kansas volunteers and staff were front and center at the Medicaid Expansion rally on March 18 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.  The rally, organized by the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition, of which AARP Kansas is a member, attracted more than 200 citizens from across the state who are concerned that Kansas is losing out on money from the federal government that could be used to provide access to affordable healthcare from more than 78,000 Kansans.  These thousands of …