health care nevada

— Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts AARP Nevada today released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean …

retirement savings

— Today AARP Nevada released a new report showing that Nevada could save taxpayers $24,048,204 over the next 15 years by helping people save more of their own money for retirement. AARP is working to create access to private savings vehicles for the 569,332 Nevadans who lack access to a workplace retirement savings plan, like a 401(k), by setting up programs that are similar to 529 college savings plans for retirement “Too many small business employees don’t have a way to …

Caregiver Sick Leave Bill Nevada

— Bill AB394 Aims to provide flexibility for Nevada’s 350,000+ Caregivers  to Use Earned Sick Days to Care for Sick or Disabled Loved Ones CARSON CITY, NV – A new bill before the Nevada Legislature will allow Nevada’s growing number of family caregivers, who are employed, the flexibility needed to allow them to use their earned time off to provide care. Over 60-percent of Nevada’s family Caregivers are employed and need to continue working while providing care to their loved ones. …

AARP Nevada Voices Podcast

— Like most of you, the AARP Nevada Voices Podcast finds it impossible to escape the recent news of a new proposed health care bill in front of Congress that has been dubbed the “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act. The AARP Nevada Voices Podcast gives you a breaking news update on the organizations opposition to the new American Healthcare Act and gives you the reasons why. Not only would it mean increased premiums and prescription drug costs for …

Medicare

— This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

Nevada State House

— In addition to a ton of great new resources and events coming to AARP members in Nevada, there are several key things happening in our state as well. So far in this new year, AARP has already been active taking members to the Consumer Electronics Show to see the latest and greatest gadgets, and launched our very first podcast – Nevada Voices. As you may know, 2017 is also a legislative year in Nevada. In this legislative year, there are …

Latin Chamber of Nevada and AARP Host Social Security Roundtable

— Join the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and AARP Nevada as we host a roundtable to discuss the future of Social Security and its impact on Hispanics. The hosted lunch meeting, which is open to the public, will be led by AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta, and Latin Chamber President Peter Guzman. They will lead an open discussion on the current state of Social Security and the direct impact doing nothing to address issues with the program will have on the Hispanic community …

— US Senator Heller and Representative Dina Titus are the recipients of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for their significant achievements during the 114th Congress. Senator Heller and Congresswoman Titus received their awards for creating safe access to transportation options with their reintroduction of the Safe Streets Act, which ensures that streets and intersections are designed with adequate pedestrian safeguards in mind. The bill became law as a provision in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) …

—     Did you know? The average Social Security recipient in Nevada draws a benefit of $1251 per month. However, if nothing is done to update the program, that benefit will be cut 25% in 2034. Across the Silver State, 1,236,000 Nevadans are working hard and paying in to Social Security with every paycheck. Now, we need to keep Social Security strong, so you get the money you’ve earned. If you share our commitment to strengthen Social Security for future …

—   Volunteers and staff from Nevada were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Representatives Heck, Amodei, Titus, and Senator Reid, they had crucial asks: AARP Nevada advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. …