Senator Debbie Smith, "Capitol Caregiver"

— At the 2015 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Seattle, Washington, AARP presented Senator Debbie Smith with its Capitol Caregiver Award, recognizing her outstanding work to support family caregivers in Nevada. Smith, who also currently serves as NCSL president, joins an elite bipartisan group of state legislators and governors recognized for advancing policies to help unpaid family caregivers who are making it possible for older Americans to live independently at home – where they want to be. …

— AARP is asking Nebraska members who have had problems getting health insurance coverage to share their stories. The anecdotes will be used to help persuade state lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. If approved, the expansion would extend Medicaid coverage to about 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans younger than 65. Individuals with annual income up to $15,415 would be eligible, as would couples with income up to $21,400. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) opposes the plan. AARP is part of …