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For Health, Keep Arkansas Works Going

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Staying healthy and well nourished—what could be more important? AARP Arkansas is urging lawmakers to support those priorities by expanding health insurance and addressing hunger among older residents.

The state office is pushing to sustain Arkansas Works, a program that uses federal funds to help low-income people buy health insurance on the private market. The state’s uninsured rate has dropped dramatically since the program began, but hundreds of thousands of Arkansans will lose their coverage on July 1 if Arkansas Works is not renewed.

The state office also urges adequate funding for home-delivered meals and group meals at senior centers. Arkansas has the highest rate of residents 60 and older who are at risk of going hungry.

To get involved in these issues, email araarp@aarp.org or call 866-554-5379 toll-free.

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