Florida scores highly as an age-friendly state, but now it has a new metric to distinguish itself: public-health friendly.
During the pandemic, patients like the convenience of telemedicine, more skeptical doctors are quickly embracing it, and insurers have eased their billing requirements for providers.
As Florida heads into the 2020 hurricane season June 1, Sunshine State residents are facing a new level of uncertainty: Never in modern history have Floridians had to consider how to plan for the disruption and danger of a hurricane while also juggling concerns about a pandemic.
As members of AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, St. Petersburg, Miami-Dade and Hallandale Beach are preparing for a demographic wave that’s already hitting Florida.
A portable or fixed standby electrical generator can be a big help after a hurricane. But AARP’s Florida state director urged Floridians to take care when using electrical power generators for backup power during power outages as the 2019 hurricane season ramps up.
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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