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

Health & Wellbeing         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 …

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Maine Residents Saved Almost $30 Million on Rx Drugs in 2013 Thanks to ACA

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Maine Residents Saved Almost $30 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act The numbers are in, and they are impressive – 14,189 Maine residents on Medicare saved $29,844,809 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act.  The average discount per beneficiary was $863. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care …

Such an Important Medical Test

Such an Important Medical Test

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it might be a good time to consider getting checked.  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal raises some good points.  In fact, a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic quoted in the WSJ piece had this to say: “Every time a patient with colon cancer comes into my office, I think, ‘This didn’t need to happen. Why didn’t this person get a colonoscopy five years ago?’ ” Here is an important flyer …

Aging in Maine Film Screening Tour

Aging in Maine Film Screening Tour

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Organizers of the Camden International Film Festival have announced their Aging in Maine screening tour, a new statewide program that brings award-winning documentary films and discussions to several different Maine communities between March and July 2014. The tour is the second part of CIFF’s inaugural Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine, a unique program that connects Maine-based nonprofit leaders with the documentary films and filmmakers to develop community-based social action campaigns designed to engage audiences in thoughtful inter-generational dialogue around the …

Register Now for AARP's Life@50+ Event in Boston this May

Register Now for AARP’s Life@50+ Event in Boston this May

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

Health & Wellbeing This is it!  AARP’s popular Life@50+ event is coming to Boston on May 8-10th.  Register now and you’ll see all the wonderful reasons why so many of our members from across the country make this an annual tradition. Highlights include: Multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg is joined by legendary talk show host and comedian Jay Leno in conversation, live on stage, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Life@50+ has more dynamic speakers for Boston including music superstar and Rock and Roll Hall of …

109,000 Mainers

109,000 Mainers

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …