— Sometimes legislation in Congress has unintended consequences.  This is one of those times. The proposed Senate health care bill would increase costs and risks for individuals in Wyoming including: seniors, children and adults with disabilities, people with pre-existing conditions, and those ages 50-64. But, let’s start with Wyoming’s taxpayers. As it stands, the proposed bill would drastically cut federal funding for Medicaid which supports health programs for vulnerable Americans, in Wyoming. Such a huge loss of funds, in total $772 …

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— AARP New Hampshire brings you up close to each of the candidates running for office in the Granite State’s hotly contested races for U.S. Senate, governor, and Congressional Districts 1 and 2. Under the AARP Take A Stand on Social Security campaign, hear from the candidates directly about Social Security and their commitment to updating the benefit program to prevent looming cuts by 2034. U.S. Senate Candidates for U.S. Senate seat joined AARPNH in October, for a discussion about Social …

— By Miriam Davidson Arizona’s Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, agree on the need to protect Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations, but they disagree on how best to do that. McCain, 80, is in his fifth Senate term. Kirkpatrick, 66, is in her third (nonconsecutive) term representing the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of eastern Arizona, including Flagstaff. McCain spoke by telephone with the AARP Bulletin; Kirkpatrick …

— By Ronald E. Roel New York voters face a choice on Nov. 8 in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Charles Schumer, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both strongly support Social Security and Medicare, but they differ significantly in their approaches to sustain the programs. Schumer, 65, was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and is seeking his fourth term. He serves on several committees, including the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Social Security, Medicare and …

— By Thomas Ferraro  The two major party Maryland candidates for the U.S. Senate agree that bold action is needed to keep Social Security solvent for current and future retirees. But Republican Kathy Szeliga and Democrat Chris Van Hollen disagree on what must be done to enable Social Security to pay full benefits beyond 2034, and if those benefits can and should be increased. In addition, they offer different remedies for Medicare, which is vital to the nearly 880,000 AARP members …

— RALEIGH – Today AARP North Carolina presented US Senator Richard Burr the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Burr received his award for his work to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. It also presented NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin a “Meritorious Service” Award for preventing unfair home insurance rate increases and State Representative Marilyn Avila a “Legislator of the …

— By Michelle Crouch Both of North Carolina’s candidates for the U.S. Senate say that it’s important to have a strong safety net in place to help older people, but they have different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to protect Social Security and Medicare. Incumbent Kay Hagan (D), a first-term senator, faces state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Nov. 4. Hagan, 61, was elected in 2008 after serving a decade as a state senator. She worked …

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