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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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Florida E-Activists highlight their top coronavirus concerns include finances and a wish to help others.
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The Coalition for Silver Solutions, a coalition of senior care providers, labor and consumer organizations, succeeded in getting legislative approval for key initiatives to improve how Florida’s 2-million-plus frail elders receive supportive care.
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The governor accepted a top AARP award Wednesday recognizing him as a national leader in the fight to lower prescription drug costs, a major issue faced by Floridians of all ages.
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AARP State Director Jeff Johnson released the following statement today, applauding the 13 U.S. House members of the Florida delegation who voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.
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AARP is helping Panama City and other communities rebuild after Hurricane Michael, pressing lawmakers to make it easier for developers to create new affordable housing options.
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In Florida, America’s grayest state, approximately 2.9 million family caregivers provided an estimated 2.4 billion hours of care per year worth a staggering $31 billion to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.
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Join the Coalition for Silver Solutions — AARP Florida, Florida Health Care Association, Leading Age Florida and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East — for a summit focusing on the challenges the state faces for meeting the high-quality, long-term healthcare needs of older Floridians. We are seeking family caregiver input on potential solutions. Come and make your voice heard!
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A new coalition of healthcare providers and advocates are urging state lawmakers to improve Florida's long-term care system.
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AARP Florida’s 2019 voting record contains detailed, vote-by-vote information on key legislation in the 2019 Florida Legislature. During the 2019 session, AARP alerted legislators that AARP would consider their votes on certain proposals to be key votes for the 2019 voting record.
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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.
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