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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.
Senior Woman Talking With Black Doctor In Hospice
The pictures, maybe you’ve seen them. Sons and daughters, moms and dads, husbands and wives – separated by a glass window. This is how some family members are visiting loved ones living in Minnesota’s nursing home and assisted living facilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. And as heartbreaking as these pictures are, worse are the stories of people dying alone and of goodbyes not said.
Prescription medicine and money
The Rally to Stop Rx Greed has been postponed. While convening events such as this is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will update this page if the event is rescheduled.
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AARP Minnesota urges lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at curbing high drug prices that drive up insurance premiums and government spending on Medicare and Medicaid which increase costs for all Americans.
Rx Drug Prices are Skyrocketing
Americans shouldn’t have to pay the highest prices in the world for the medicines they need. Minnesotans depend on their prescriptions – but from cancer treatments to EpiPens, and beyond, drug companies' skyrocketing prices are pushing life-saving treatments out of reach for those who need them. Medications don’t work if people can’t afford them. It's time to Stop Rx Greed.
All American
Minnesotans have two important civic responsibilities in 2020: voting and being counted in the U.S. Census. Register today to join AARP MN for a live virtual Townhall on February 4 from 6-7 p.m. with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower.
AARP visits Capitol Hill for State Lobby Day
AARP Advocacy in Minnesota gives you a voice on issues that matter. As we begin a new year, learn more about AARP Minnesota's 2020 Legislative priorities:
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report.
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AARP is supporting legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and forcing pharmaceutical companies to justify large increases.
Nurse during home visit with senior woman
A new law aims to protect older adults at risk of abuse and neglect by requiring assisted living facilities to be licensed starting in 2021.
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New Protections to Prevent Elder Abuse Become Law
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