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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.
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The state-sanctioned monopoly Florida Power & Light (FPL) is asking the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC, the state’s regulatory board) for permission to jack up its power rates at the expense of Y-O-U, one of AARP’s 1.6 million members who will be hit by this increase, if approved. Now is your chance to raise your voice by contacting the PSC.
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the percentage of Florida nursing homes reporting new resident cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, up from 14% to 19% in the four weeks ending May 16, 2021. The new report from AARP marks one year of tracking nursing home data related to COVID-19 through the AARP Nursing Home Dashboard.
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that Florida is trending higher than the national average for new reported cases of COVID-19.
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AARP Florida today issued a consumer alert highlighting positive legislative changes that AARP advocated for during Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session.
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Florida’s nursing homes will now be able to hire lesser trained, lesser paid Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in place of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), allowing them to cut costs at the expense of resident health and safety. They should be ashamed of this latest assault on their most vulnerable residents and CNA healthcare heroes
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that both cases and deaths in Florida nursing homes declined substantially in the four weeks ending March 21, falling to their lowest levels since AARP began releasing this information in June 2020.
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Tell your State Senator and State House of Representative member to protect nursing home residents by voting ‘No’ on SB 1132/HB 485.
Covid Vaccine Trial
While opening up eligibility is a positive and much-needed step in this process, AARP believes that now is the time to double down on efforts to reach vaccine seekers who face technology and/or mobility challenges. For this vaccination effort to succeed, no willing vaccine seeker can be left behind or forgotten.
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AARP Florida is encouraged by Sen. Bean’s remarks today to members of the Senate Health Policy Committee regarding his intention to continue listening to stakeholders and working together to address AARP’s concerns with SB 1132.
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