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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.
protect yourself from fraud!
Small businesses are increasingly becoming targets of scammers. One of the best ways to keep your business and customer base safe is to stay informed about the different techniques used by people who try to take advantage of small companies. This is especially important for New England small businesses, since many of the states in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, are among states where the most small businesses are created (per capita).
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The average older American takes 4.5 prescriptions—and prices are rising much faster than inflation.
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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Today, AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan joined dozens of AARP state directors and volunteers from across the country in Washington, D.C., to urge federal lawmakers to pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices.
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By Natalie Missakian
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Men and women across Connecticut work hard to build a secure future for themselves and their families, but too many have no access to workplace retirement saving options. Soon, those employees will have a path to a secure financial retirement through automatic payroll deductions.
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In advance of the September 10 primary, Bridgeport residents are invited to hear the five 2019 mayoral candidates discuss their positions on the issues that affect their families and community at the free 2019 Bridgeport Mayoral Forum at The Klein Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.
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AARP Connecticut está activa en las comunidades de todo el estado y trabaja con residentes y funcionarios elegidos para hacer que nuestro estado sea un lugar ideal donde vivir para las personas de todas las edades. Defendemos los asuntos legislativos que afectan a las familias, como el cuidado de los seres queridos, la seguridad financiera, la vida independiente, el cuidado de la salud, y el costo de los medicamentos recetados y de los servicios públicos. Ofrecemos información y recursos educativos valiosos para ayudar a las personas a protegerse contra el fraude y las estafas. Queremos que las personas tomen control de sus vidas y puedan vivir su vida al máximo siempre, y que puedan explorar oportunidades de empleo o la transición a una nueva carrera, entre otras cosas.
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut is in communities across the state working with residents and elected officials to make our state a great place for people of all ages to call home. We are advocates on legislative issues that impact families such as caregiving, financial security, independent living, healthcare, utilities and prescription prices. We provide valuable educational resources and information to help people protect themselves from fraud and scams; take charge of their life so they can live their best life now and in the future; in their job search or transition to a new career; and more.
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New Rule Fails to Put the Interests of the Investor First
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