North Dakota Candidate Debates Broadcast in October

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy AARP North Dakota is co-sponsoring candidate debates beginning Oct. 10 on Prairie Public. The debates feature candidates for two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and four North Dakota statewide offices: Secretary of State, Agriculture Commissioner, and two seats on the Public Service Commission. Here is the schedule for when the debates will first broadcast on Prairie Public. All times are Central. Oct. 8—Secretary of State, Prairie Public radio network, 6:30 p.m. (April Fairfield, Al Jaeger, Roland Riemers) Oct. …

September 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Check out the September 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in Williston, Dickinson and Minot. the need for Tax-Aide volunteers. upcoming conferences of interest. “10 Steps to Retirement” online presentatoin. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to lhalvorson@aarp.org. September 2014 AARP North Dakota News

Do You Have the Proper ID to Vote in North Dakota? Are You Sure?

Posted on 04/29/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Because of voter identification law changes passed by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature, state residents should ensure they have one of the five valid forms of identification that will be allowed at the polls. The five valid forms of identification are: North Dakota driver’s license North Dakota non-driver’s ID Tribal issued ID Student ID voting certificate Long-term care ID certificate   In all cases, state law requires the ID to include the voter’s name, residential address (not a PO Box), …

Uninsured, Low-income North Dakotans Can Sign Up for Expanded Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Today in North Dakota, there are options for everyone to obtain health insurance coverage regardless of their income. No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need to get treated for an illness or injury at some point, and health insurance coverage helps protect you from the high cost of health care. An estimated 32,000 uninsured North Dakotans could have health coverage as early as January if they sign up for Medicaid this month. Under an expansion …

Become an AARP North Dakota Legislative Volunteer

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy Volunteers are a critical resource for AARP and the work we do to make a positive impact on the lives of others, including here in North Dakota. The AARP North Dakota office is looking for Legislative Volunteers – people interested in issues important to our members and their families. Even though the legislature is not in session until 2015, our work continues. Legislative interim committees are meeting to study important issues to be considered during the next session of the …

North Dakotans Saved $7.7 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Advocacy The numbers are in, and they are impressive – 9,725 North Dakota residents on Medicare saved nearly $7.7 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 $791. North Dakotans in Medicare have saved $22.9 million on prescription drugs since the health care law went into effect. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 …