AARP Maine Disappointed with Failure of Senate to Override LePage Veto of Medicaid Expansion

AARP Maine Disappointed with Failure of Senate to Override LePage Veto of Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy         RELEASE: 04/11/2014 Contact:        Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Maine Disappointed with Failure of Senate to Override Governor’s Veto of Medicaid Expansion Pledges to Keep Fighting for Access to Health Care Coverage for Older Adults PORTLAND: AARP Maine, a leader of the Cover Maine Now coalition, expressed disappointment today that the Maine Senate was unsuccessful in overriding Governor Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1487, the bill which calls for the expansion of affordable health care services under the Affordable Care Act.   “On behalf of our 230,000 members …

Speak Up About Central Maine Power's Proposed Rate Increases

Speak Up About Central Maine Power’s Proposed Rate Increases

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy             Speak up now or pay more later! Your Central Maine Power rates could be on the rise. Central Maine Power wants to change the way it charges customers.  The energy giant which delivers electricity to more than 500,000 Maine households is proposing a rate increase that AARP believes is unfair and unreasonable. Three ways to get involved: 1.      Sign our petition: Tell the Public Utilities Commission to vote NO on increasing profits for Central …

We Need You! Volunteer Maine Elections Advocates!

We Need You! Volunteer Maine Elections Advocates!

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy We are getting ready for the election season and we need YOU! AARP Maine is recruiting volunteers to help with nonpartisan outreach to voters across the state on issues such as health care and retirement security.  All volunteers will be fully trained and readied to help us run voter workshops, staff tables at events, speak to community groups and help coordinate a voter bus tour in the fall to listen to Mainers across the state. Our training is set for May 13th.  …

109,000 Mainers

109,000 Mainers

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy 109,000: That’s how many Maine residents were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 76,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.   Do you have questions about where AARP stands on the critical issue of how to strengthen Social Security? AARP has a long history …

The Real Deal on Expanding Medicaid in Maine

The Real Deal on Expanding Medicaid in Maine

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy If you want facts, not fiction, about expanding affordable health care coverage in Maine, then please listen to this radio program featuring AARP Maine State Director, Lori Parham.  Lori was interviewed by award-winning host of “Senior Talk,” Carol Higgins Taylor, and she covers all the issues: SECTION 1: SECTION 2:   Photo: flickr – dlannerDNY59healthinsurance499000.jpg

AARP on White House Budget Proposal - Pleased Re: Social Security

AARP on White House Budget Proposal – Pleased Re: Social Security

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 4, 2014 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia   AARP on White House Budget Proposal Urges Responsible Health Savings, Pleased Social Security a Separate Conversation WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of the President’s proposals, particularly the proposed changes in Medicare, it’s important to emphasize the need for health care cost containment, not simply cost …