Advocacy

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.
Love is always being there for each other
Residents of Michigan nursing homes should be allowed outdoor visits with friends and family, and be given the option of indoor visitation, according to a state task-force report released this week.Since the start of the pandemic, nursing-home residents and staff have comprised 12% of Michigan’s confirmed coronavirus cases and 32% of deaths.
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Virtual program scheduled for Sept. 17 will include celebrity panelists and experts, with the goal of building a strong policy agenda for African American women 50 and older. Everyone is invited to this free event.
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The campaign launched today will provide information on where candidates stand on issues that matter to Michiganders 50-plus and help them cast their votes safely from home or in-person.
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AARP Michigan strongly endorses the Elder Persons Millage on the ballot in Ingham County in the Aug. 4 primary election. The funds from the senior millage -- which would raise about $2.3 million each year for four years -- would pay for in-home services that help older adults 60 years and older live independently in their own homes.
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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan's 6th Congressional District was featured in a telephone town hall hosted by AARP Michigan. He talked about vaccines, testing devises, stimulus checks, high-speed internet and help for small business.
Health care
Health care issues remain atop the AARP Michigan state legislative agenda for the remainder of 2020.
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AARP Michigan and Public Sector Consultants collaborate on report that highlights healthcare access inequalities in the wake of COVID-19, offers list of achievable solutions
Love is always being there for each other
Nursing homes reported coronavirus deaths of 1,947 residents and 20 staff. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders testing for COVID in all nursing homes.
Visit to virtual doctor
The five-bill package, strongly supported by AARP Michigan, would expand telemedicine services to Michigan's Medicaid population. The legislation has been approved by the House and is expected to be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Secretary addressed questions about elections, auto registration, Real ID and other issues during hour-long telephone town hall hosted by AARP Michigan.
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