Florida’s 50+ Residents Score Big Wins & Losses in 2019 Legislative Session

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-15T12:01:00-04:00">May 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-16T08:54:09-04:00">May 16, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

Florida lawmakers adopted a slew of healthcare bills that will help Florida consumers save on prescription drugs and gain easier access to their doctors. For ratepayers who get their electrical power from investor-owned utilities (FPL, Duke, TECO, Gulf Power, FPUC), lawmakers ignored calls from consumer groups, AARP Florida included, and pushed through legislation that will increase consumers’ monthly bills. We breakdown the top issues AARP Florida tracked.

State Regulatory Commission Ignores Hurricane Michael Victims, Grants Gulf Power Fee Increase

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T12:46:59-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T13:00:19-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP Florida issued the following statement Tuesday following the Florida Public Service Commission vote to approve a rate increase for Gulf Power to recoup the cost of Hurricane Michael damage to electrical power systems.

AARP Florida Applauds Passage of Texting-While-Driving Ban

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-01T09:09:44-04:00">May 1, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson welcomed passage of legislation allowing Florida law-enforcement officers to pull over drivers they see texting while driving as an important step toward making Florida safer for people of every age.

AARP Florida: Seven in 10 Florida 50-Plus Voters, Including Two-Thirds of Republicans, Support Florida Drug-Importation Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-29T10:00:00-04:00">April 29, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-29T11:06:52-04:00">April 29, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

Florida voters age 50-plus strongly support a Florida legislative proposal to import FDA-approved prescription drugs from Canada and other countries to help lower costs. Some 73 percent of 50-plus voters, including two-thirds of Republicans, support the plan, a new AARP survey shows.

You’re Invited: 4th Annual Age-Friendly Communities Sharing Symposium

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-22T20:58:03-04:00">April 22, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-22T21:00:41-04:00">April 22, 2019</time> by AARP Florida

AARP Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative invites your participation at the 4th Annual Age-Friendly Communities Sharing Symposium The FREE two-day event is designed for community leaders and partners across the Aging Network and beyond – to advance Age-Friendly and Dementia-Caring practices that enhance life for all Floridians. By sharing Best Practices, the event will provide you – and your community – with opportunities to: Learn from others who are advancing age and dementia-friendly …

SB 874 is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing! No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-22T18:51:42-04:00">April 22, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP Florida’s primary concerns are that bill allows the increasing rates from what is already allowed and lacks sufficient underwriting protections. Additionally, there is no restriction against add-ons fees, which inevitably will be attached and significantly increase the cost to consumers.

Legislators, AARP, FHCA, and LeadingAge Florida Launch New Coalition for State’s Seniors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-27T15:30:11-04:00">March 27, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-27T15:41:20-04:00">March 27, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

AARP, the Florida Health Care Association, and LeadingAge Florida – three groups that don’t often share the same position on central issues – have forged the Coalition for Silver Solutions, committed to developing short- and long-term strategies to meet the health care needs of Florida’s aging population.

Share Your Story: Why Does Lowering Prescription Drug Prices Matter to You?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-14T16:35:54-04:00">March 14, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

Take the next step in this fight and tell us: Why does lowering prescription drug prices matter to you?

AARP Florida Working to Help North Floridians 50-plus to Recover from Hurricane Michael

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-08T10:01:20-04:00">March 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-08T10:04:58-04:00">March 8, 2019</time> by AARP Florida

No one faces a steeper climb back to normal life than North Floridians age 50-plus.  With fewer years left to recover, often coping with health concerns and facing a loss of homes that sometimes were uninsured, Floridians age 50-plus are among the most vulnerable to storms.As they work to recover, AARP Florida will be with North Floridians 50-plus every step of the way.

Thousands of North Floridians 50-plus Still Need Help After Hurricane Michael

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-07T15:50:49-04:00">March 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-08T10:06:36-04:00">March 8, 2019</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>5 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/florida/">Florida</a></span></div></section> </div>

It’s been months since Hurricane Michael hit North Florida on Oct. 10, 2018.  The news cameras are long gone, as are the electoral candidates and the national headlines. But for thousands of North Floridians age 50-plus, the journey back to a normal life from Hurricane Michael has barely begun.