Want to start or grow a small biz? Meet your mentors on April 23

Want to start or grow a small biz? Meet your mentors on April 23

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

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Nebraska Ready to channel your inner entrepreneur or take your business smarts to the next level? Here’s your chance to explore the possibilities of being your own boss. AARP Nebraska and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur Speed Mentoring event on April 23 in Omaha. The event is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a business. From writing a …

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

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

Home & Family | Nebraska 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 …

AARP stands with 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans

AARP stands with 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press Last week, a minority of state senators filibustered the Wellness in Nebraska Act, which would have provided federally-funded health care coverage to 54,000 low-income adults who can’t afford to buy insurance. While the legislation won’t advance this year,  AARP Nebraska and other supporters are looking ahead to achieve success in 2015. Today, we joined state senators, health care advocates and uninsured individuals at a State Capitol news conference in support of affordable healthcare for all Nebraskans. Afterwards, AARP volunteers distributed …

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Nebraska residents on Medicare saved nearly $19 million 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 $754. 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 …

AARP statement on Wellness in Nebraska vote

AARP statement on Wellness in Nebraska vote

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press Today, AARP Nebraska State Director Connie Benjamin released the following statement on the Legislature’s failure to advance LB 887: “AARP is dismayed by today’s failure to pass the Wellness in Nebraska Act. A filibuster by a small group of senators leaves 54,000 hardworking Nebraskans struggling to make ends meet without any affordable health care options. As a result, many are likely to face needless suffering and illness because they can’t afford to see a doctor. While today’s outcome is disappointing, …

Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare?

Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare?

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press By Mark Intermill Do Nebraskans hate Obamacare? A recent tweet directed at AARP expressed the opinion that they do. The honest answer to the question is that some Nebraskans do hate Obamacare.  It’s not surprising.  There has been a concerted effort by some elected officials and some media outlets to paint the Affordable Care Act in the least favorable light. That disinformation campaign has had its desired effect.  It has raised questions and concerns about the ACA.  In some cases …