Speak Out on State’s Spending Priorities

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work AARP advocates will testify at state budget hearings this spring to show support for family caregivers, encourage coverage of the uninsured and promote retirement savings. The legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance has scheduled a series of public hearings, giving residents across the state an opportunity to voice their opinions on spending proposals for 2015-17. The committee will then make recommendations to the legislature, which will vote on the budget and send it to the governor for approval this summer. AARP …

Letter to the Editor: Save SeniorCare

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy The following letter to the editor was written by AARP volunteer advocate Ray A. Kalpinski of Wisconsin Rapids. It appeared in several northcentral Wisconsin newspapers. One of the policies in of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal would be to change the present accessibility for some 85,000 people in the state of Wisconsin who have prescription drug coverage under SeniorCare. Walker would have people apply for prescription coverage under Medicare Part D, which is much more expensive, before they would be allowed to …

Make Financial Advisors Accountable for Advice

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy In today’s world it’s hard enough to save for retirement and plan for your future. We don’t need to make this process even more difficult by allowing some on Wall Street to take advantage of hard-working Americans. Bad financial advice is just wrong, and we are determined to put a stop to it. That’s why President Barack Obama recently joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has …

Join AARP at Milwaukee Rep on 3/10

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Money & Work Join AARP for a fun night out at the theater! On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, we invite you meet up with AARP staff, volunteers and members at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the production of Five Presidents. From Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Mad Men, and House of Cards), comes a funny and incisive new drama about the meeting of America’s most exclusive club-the ex-presidents. AARP members and their guests can purchase a discounted ticket …

Don’t Mess With SeniorCare

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy We all know Wisconsin lawmakers rarely agree on anything. But one state-run program that receives praise and support from both sides of the political aisle year after year is SeniorCare. Now even that wildly successful and popular program is being targeted for a major overhaul in the governor’s proposed 2015-17 budget. We can’t let that happen! SeniorCare has literally become a lifeline for so many Wisconsinites who struggle to make ends meet. This prescription drug program is unique to Wisconsin …

Fighting Back the Attack on Senior Programs

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy SeniorCare, BadgerCare and Family Care – three critical programs that have made Wisconsin a leader in providing affordable health care for all, reasonable prescription drug prices for those 65-plus, and in-home care for seniors – are under once again under attack in Governor Walker’s proposed 2015-17 state budget. We want you to know that AARP will spend the next several months showing Wisconsin legislators just how valuable and important all three of these programs are to so many Wisconsin seniors …