— 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 …

— AARP POLL: LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS AND STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY ARE TOP CONCERNS FOR OLDER TENNESSEE VOTERS Survey Also Reveals Preferences Between U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial Candidates NASHVILLE – With a little more than a month until the midterm elections, the vast majority of Tennessee voters age 50 and over are concerned about health care and Social Security according to a newly released AARP poll. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. Vote” campaign and continues AARP’s long …

— The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee is currently considering Senate Bill 780, which would offer state residents more options for health care through telemedicine. It’s time for Pennsylvania to join 25 other states that have already improved access to quality health care by requiring insurers to offer coverage for telemedicine-provided services comparable to that of in-person services.  Telemedicine will expand the availability of health care and home and community based-services (HCBS) and increase the choice of providers, especially in rural …

— AARP-Commissioned Surveys Show 19th and 22nd District 50+ Voters United in Concern Over Health Care Costs, Social Security, Medicare ALBANY, N.Y. – Challengers Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi hold leads over incumbents John Faso and Claudia Tenney among voters 50 and older in the nationally-watched races to represent New York’s 19th and 22nd congressional districts, according to new AARP-commissioned polls. The polls also show 50-plus voters in both districts are united, across party lines, in their concern over healthcare costs …

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— IMG_6481.mov AARP Georgia volunteers understand the importance of voting! Do you know who the most powerful voting bloc in America is? The 50-plus! Our volunteers from Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah share why voting is important to them. Have a listen! Posted by AARP Georgia on Monday, October 1, 2018

— Por Cristina Rouvalis En las elecciones para gobernador del 6 de noviembre, el actual gobernador Tom Wolf (demócrata), de 69 años, y el exsenador estatal Scott Wagner (republicano), de 63 años, están haciendo campaña desde perspectivas completamente diferentes sobre temas que afectan a los adultos mayores, como el cuidado de la salud, los planes de ahorro para la jubilación, el impuesto sobre la propiedad y Medicaid. Cuidado de la salud Wolf destaca su éxito con el lanzamiento de Community HealthChoices …

— Por Aliya S. King Walter “Chuck” Johnson, de West Orange, sabe lo mucho que está en juego para él en las elecciones del 6 de noviembre. Él vive en el distrito congresional 11 de Nueva Jersey, que pudiera ayudar a decidir cuál de los partidos políticos controlará la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. el año próximo. Y como oficial correccional recién jubilado, con padres de mayor edad, se da cuenta de cómo los resultados de las elecciones podrían afectar su …

— Por Laura Tillman Rosamond Bradley tenía 73 años y vivía sola en el 2009. Había trabajado como maestra y voluntaria en la iglesia y también había sido una viajera entusiasta. Pero había comenzado a comportarse de manera imprevisible. Después de un incidente —en el que rompió las ventanas de su hogar, pensando que iba a entrar un ladrón— a Bradley la ingresaron en un hospital psiquiátrico. Con el tiempo, un juez del condado Lubbock, que citó la enfermedad mental y …