Legislators, leaders from the public and private sector, and advocates will convene at a National Forum on Family Caregiving to elevate the conversation about this pressing issue of national importance that can no longer be ignored.
The US Senate recently voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP.
Across political parties, more than seven in ten registered voters age 40 and older say Congress should improve resources for family caregivers who help their parents, spouses, children with disabilities and other loved ones to live independently. This and other findings from a new poll underscore the need for the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus launched today by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), co-chairs of the ACT Caucus. The Caucus will help bring greater attention to family caregiving and helping people live independently, educate Congress on these issues, and engage legislators on a bipartisan basis to help lead to solutions.
The Millyard Museum is offering a $3 discount on admission and a special lecture for AARP members all day Saturday, March 14. Admission includes access to all the exhibits as well as a special talk by Manchester Historic Association Vice President Jeff Myrdek on Manchester Public School Buildings, 1785 to 2014. Museum hours are 10:00 to 4:00 with the lecture from 10:30 to noon.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College and AARP New Hampshire are pleased to sponsor the New Hampshire Primary 100 th Anniversary Essay Contest. The essay contest will be open to all students enrolled in civics, U.S. Government, or politics courses in grades 9 –12 at both public and private schools throughout New Hampshire.