— Join us for a series of tele-forum town halls with our state’s nominees for Oklahoma governor. The November elections are just around the corner and you can hear from the candidates directly on where they stand on the issues of nursing home reform, retirement savings, the high cost of prescription drugs and supporting our unpaid family caregivers. Plus, we will be taking your questions during each of these hour-long events so don’t miss out on this opportunity to let your …

— AMERICANS 50-PLUS ARE THE NATION’S MOST POWERFUL VOTING BLOC. This election, Medicare, Social Security, support for family caregivers, and prescription drug costs are all on the line. AARP Maine is proud to co-sponsor televised debates* this fall.  Tune in to hear where the candidates stand on the issues you and your family care about. In addition, the debate on October 23rd in Bangor is open to the public to attend, but REGISTRATION is required due to space limitations.  Join us for …

— According to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), the application, filed by Kansas Gas Service in June, requests a $42.7 million dollar net base rate increase. If approved, the average residential customer’s natural gas bill will increase by $5.67 per month, an increase of 10 percent. A complete copy of Kansas Gas Service’s application and supporting testimony is available on the Commission’s website. The following is testimony presented by AARP Kansas Associate State Director Andrea Bozarth before the Kansas Corporation Commission …

— Government is broken. Politicians don’t seek common ground, arguing rather than creating results. But critical issues like Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug costs are all on the line. That’s why your voice matters. Let’s hold politicians accountable by voting this November. The election is coming and with big issues for lawmakers to address, we need our voices heard. (find your polling place) North Carolinians ages 50 plus are the state’s most influential voters. But there’s only one way politicians …

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— Statement from AARP Arizona Concerning Political Ad Sponsored by DSCC and Other Campaigns A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Arizona. AARP did not authorize the DSCC ad and we did not participate in its production. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their …

— AARP recently recognized three Louisiana elected officials with the 2018 Capitol Caregiver Award. They were selected for their work championing issues that improve the quality of life for older Louisianans during the 2018 legislative session. New Orleans City Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno and State Representative Kirk Talbot were recognized for their legislation which now allows nursing home residents and family members to install video cameras in the resident’s room which connects them to their loved ones and helps make them a …

— Proposition 3, on the ballot this November, is an expansion of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by the Utah state and federal government.  If passed, an additional 150,000 Utahns will have access to affordable healthcare through Medicaid, and it will bring $800 million of federal tax dollars Utahns already pay back into our state to pay for the expansion.  The expansion will add approximately 14,000 new jobs, and this new economic activity will add $1.7 billion to Utah’s …

— Races for Connecticut’s Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer and Comptroller Tight According to a wide-ranging survey by AARP Research, a large majority of Connecticut voters 50 and older indicated the candidates’ positions on implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program, supporting paid leave for family caregivers and strengthening funding for long-term care so people can age at home are among the issues that will be important as they cast their votes in the 2018 election. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be …

—   Michigan’s rambling health care system is rife with disparities related to race, geography and income that create uneven access to care, treatment and wellness, according to a new AARP report released today. “Disrupting Disparities: A Continuum of Care for Michiganders 50 and Older,” a nine-month, in-depth study of health care in the state, proposes a range of remedies including creation of a coordinated care network, maintaining Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion, extending broadband technology to all corners of the state, …

— For Immediate Release: October 2, 2018 Contacts:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Washington clarifies it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates SEATTLE, WA – In response to a direct mail piece from the Washington State Democratic Central Committee and a recent television advertisement from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, AARP again affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of …