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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.
AARP Arizona commends Governor Katie Hobbs for signing House Bills 2720 and 2721.
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Dr. Len Kirschner served as an AARP member for decades, making significant impacts by serving on the AARP Arizona executive council and as the organization’s state president while advocating for the 50-plus community across the valley.
H.B. 2764 is a milestone in long-term care reform that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.
AARP Arizona’s top legislative priority this year is pushing for improvements to the state’s long-term care system. AARP is looking for volunteers to help advocate at the Legislature, as well as for Arizonans willing to share their experiences with the state’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
AARP Arizona announces its support for House Bill 2653, a significant piece of legislation aimed at enhancing the safety, oversight, and quality of long-term care across Arizona. Introduced by Representatives Nguyen and Bliss, H.B. 2653 revolutionizes the standard of care in assisted living facilities, protecting the rights and well-being of residents, families, and care providers.
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As the new session of the Arizona State Legislature gets underway, AARP Arizona is planning to focus its advocacy efforts on legislation to strengthen oversight of long-term care facilities, boost affordable housing options and prevent homelessness.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
AARP strongly supports new bipartisan legislation, the Alleviating Barriers for Caregivers Act
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