AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want to Elect Candidates Who Address Economic Security AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want candidates to focus on improving financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. …

Tell Officials to Protect Hard-Working Families By Expanding Medicaid

Posted on 06/10/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press AARP is working to ensure that older adults who have lost their jobs and hard-working Pennsylvanians who are struggling to make ends meet can find the affordable health care they need. Accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid in PA will give these families the security of knowing they can get the health care they need and at the same time boost our economy, create jobs, and help keep the doors open at the hospitals that serve our residents.  By expanding Medicaid, Pennsylvania …

Maintaining Defined Benefit Programs Good for PA Taxpayers

Posted on 05/9/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Pennsylvania should follow the lead of more than 40 states which have addressed pension funding problems by modifying defined benefit programs and not engaging in wholesale changes to retirement programs for state workers and teachers, according to a panel of state and national pension security advocates briefing lawmakers and reporters at the state capitol today.   The experts charged that legislative proposals that would move teachers and state workers from a traditional pension program to defined contribution plans would be …

Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Bill Johnston-Walsh Named AARP’s State Director in Pennsylvania AARP today announced the appointment of Bill Johnston-Walsh to the position of state director. In his new role, Johnston-Walsh will lead advocacy, community outreach and education work throughout Pennsylvania for AARP, the nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people age 50+ improve the quality of their lives. AARP has 1.8 million members in Pennsylvania. “Bill Johnston-Walsh is an accomplished advocate for older adults who brings more than 15 …

New AARP PA Poll Says Members of Congress Could Lose Older Voters by Backing Proposed Cut to Social Security and Vets Benefits

Posted on 04/8/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Pennsylvania Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit AARP Pennsylvania today released new survey results that show 67 percent of older state voters would be considerably less favorable to their member of Congress if the member voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal, expected to be in the President’s budget proposal this week.  The survey shows that 83 percent of Pennsylvania voters age 50+ also oppose the highly unpopular …

Governor’s Meeting with HHS Secretary Is Positive Step Toward PA Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 04/5/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Press Governor’s Meeting with Secretary Sebelius Represents Positive Step Toward State Medicaid Expansion Officials Urged to Reach Agreement Allowing Pennsylvania to Join 25 States Expanding Medicaid  AARP Pennsylvania applauded Governor Tom Corbett’s meeting Tuesday evening with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to discuss expanding the state’s Medicaid program, and encouraged officials to find a solution that will help the state extend health coverage for more than 500,000 uninsured residents.    To this point, Governor Corbett’s 2013-14 state budget …