Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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For many Alabamians, access to high-speed internet, also known as broadband, is not available where they live and work. AARP Alabama believes that affordable and reliable high-speed internet is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity – a necessity that can help Alabamians learn, find work, do their jobs and stay healthy. It connects older Alabamians with their family and friends and helps them remain independent. Just as importantly, high-speed internet is necessary for local businesses to prosper.
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It is often a difficult and heartbreaking decision. Someone in your life – usually an aging parent or other loved one – is at the point where they need some help in making vital decisions about matters such as where to live, how to manage their finances, or get the right medical care. While our most vulnerable seniors may need a legal guardian or conservator appointed by the courts, others may only need a more limited approach – one that allows them other less restrictive alternatives to still meet their individual needs.
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This week, AARP Alabama sent a letter to Governor Kay Ivey outlining vital services for Alabama's elderly population and how new federal funding can help meet those needs in our state. AARP AL - HCBS GOV LTR 041221.pdf
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AARP Alabama recently sent the attached letter to Governor Kay Ivey to again state the Association's strong support for Medicaid expansion. Medicaid expansion is critically important to improving health and economic development in Alabama.
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Surge in cases state-wide places vulnerable seniors at risk
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Letter urges consistent transparency in reporting infections to families and the public
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AARP Alabama State Director Candi Williams released the following statement today, applauding Representative Terri Sewell of the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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