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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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Americans depend on their prescriptions — but from cancer treatments to EpiPens, drug companies' skyrocketing prices are pushing life-saving treatments out of reach for those who need them. We pay among the highest prescription drug prices in the world so drug companies can make billions. No one should have to choose between buying medicine or buying food for our families. That's not just wrong — it's shameful.
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Since the start of the 2019 Idaho state legislative session, AARP Idaho has worked diligently with the Legislature towards a clean expansion of Medicaid as overwhelming decided by voters last November.
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On March 19, Idahoans of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall" meeting with Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett and House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the conversation.
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Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Idahoans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
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On February 11, AARP Idaho staff and volunteer advocates from around the state will gather at the Capitol representing the more than 185,000 AARP members in Idaho. AARP is the largest organization with a membership in the Gem State.
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Thousands of Idahoans will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall" meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Brent Hill and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the conversation and take questions from callers across the state. This is a live and interactive call.
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By Lupe Wissel, AARP Idaho state director
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AARP members are invited to spend a fun, sociable and informative day at the state Capitol on Monday, February 11, 2019 for  AARP Idaho Lobby Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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AARP Idaho volunteer network meetings resume in January and that means a new legislative session and an opportunity to make your voice heard.
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On Nov. 6, Idaho voters spoke in favor of expanding health coverage. Now it’s time for Idaho legislators to respond by fully funding and implementing Medicaid Expansion as passed by Idaho voters.
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