Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …

Supreme Court decision may save consumers money on drugs

Supreme Court decision may save consumers money on drugs

Posted on 06/18/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press AARP is hopeful a U.S. Supreme Court decision today will end pay-for-delay prescription drug agreements that cost consumers and taxpayers billions of dollars a year in Michigan and across the nation. Pay-for-delay agreements involve brand name and generic drug manufacturers entering into arrangements that pay the generic drug manufacturer to delay bringing its lower-priced alternative to market. This practice not only denies consumers access to lower-cost treatment options as soon as possible, but also prevents competition, said Joyce Rogers, AARP …

AARP supports new Medicaid expansion bill 'in concept'

AARP supports new Medicaid expansion bill ‘in concept’

Posted on 06/11/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press   AARP Michigan State Director Jacqueline Morrison made this statement today on the substitute for House Bill 4174, the Medicaid expansion legislation:  “We very much appreciate the significant progress that has been made on the Medicaid expansion bill. After an initial review, AARP supports the legislation in concept. We will watch closely as the bill moves through the process and look forward to working with the Legislature to ensure that 470,000 Michiganians without health insurance get the quality coverage they …

AARP launches Life Reimagined

AARP launches Life Reimagined

Posted on 05/28/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press  Life Reimagined, launched today by AARP, is a first-of-its-kind series of online and offline experiences that guide people through life transitions by helping them discover new possibilities and connect with a community of people pursuing similar passions and goals.   With people living longer and redefining traditional notions of aging and retirement, a new life stage has emerged. Today, many people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are choosing to add these years in the middle versus tacking them on later …

AARP Foundation sets up Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund

AARP Foundation sets up Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund

Posted on 05/23/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Foundation today announced it has established the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund to support victims affected by the recent “monster” tornadoes in Oklahoma.   AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need. AARP and AARP Foundation will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000, assuring up to $500,000 in aid once the match is met through contributions.  The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. The Foundation will give funds to organizations providing …

Medicaid expansion would benefit 25,000 Michigan vets, spouses

Medicaid expansion would benefit 25,000 Michigan vets, spouses

Posted on 05/22/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Press As AARP works to support Medicaid expansion in Michigan, a recent report by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that more than 25,000 currently uninsured Michigan veterans and spouses would receive health coverage if Medicaid is expanded under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Currently, Michigan legislators are debating the merits of Medicaid expansion, with a decision expected in the coming weeks. Gov. Rick Snyder supports extending Medicaid to 470,000 uninsured Michigan residents. “As we honor our veterans …