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AARP did not authorize or participate in the production of Union 2020’s mailer sent to Florida voters. Further, the mailer includes the unauthorized use of AARP’s logo and uses AARP’s statements in a misleading way.
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AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today in response to Independence USA citing AARP as a source in recent political advertisements targeting President Trump.
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AARP Florida has strongly advocated for release of this information and sent a legal memorandum to the governor’s office April 15 urging this action.
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On behalf of more than 2.8 million AARP members statewide, AARP Florida calls on the Florida Legislature to include financial support to offset the cost of testing for novel coronavirus for those Floridians not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance, especially uninsured Floridians age 50-64 and frontline workers in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other elder-care facilities.
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AARP Florida issued the following statement Tuesday following the Florida Public Service Commission vote to approve a rate increase for Gulf Power to recoup the cost of Hurricane Michael damage to electrical power systems.
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AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson welcomed passage of legislation allowing Florida law-enforcement officers to pull over drivers they see texting while driving as an important step toward making Florida safer for people of every age.
Prescription Drugs
Florida voters age 50-plus strongly support a Florida legislative proposal to import FDA-approved prescription drugs from Canada and other countries to help lower costs. Some 73 percent of 50-plus voters, including two-thirds of Republicans, support the plan, a new AARP survey shows.
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Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced Tuesday that the State of Florida has joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, a move hailed by AARP as a major step toward making Florida even more livable for people of every age.
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Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today urging Florida lawmakers to push ahead with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s vision of lowering the cost of prescription drugs, citing a powerful positive reaction to the initiative from AARP members.
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AARP, the Florida Health Care Association, and LeadingAge Florida – three groups that don’t often share the same position on central issues – have forged the Coalition for Silver Solutions, committed to developing short- and long-term strategies to meet the health care needs of Florida’s aging population.
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