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AARP New Jersey Urges State Senate to Pass S1066 to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, new state laws deal with staffing shortages, social isolation and safety measures in New Jersey nursing homes.
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AARP New Jersey Applauds Senate for Passing Bill to Make Insulin More AffordableUrges New Jersey Assembly to Take Action on A1669Statement from AARP New Jersey Associate State Director of Advocacy Crystal McDonald
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80% of New Jersey Voters Support Establishing a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Review Prices and Set Limits on Medication Costs
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AARP New Jersey has successfully advocated for the state’s more than 1 million unpaid family caregivers, including expanding support to those caring for loved ones exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
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AARP New Jersey Applauds Governor Murphy for Enacting Additional Long-Term Care Reform BillsUrges New Jersey Legislature to Pass Remaining Bills to Protect Long-Term Care Residents and StaffStatement from AARP New Jersey State Director Stephanie HunsingerNEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 23, 2020) – “We applaud Governor Murphy for enacting two bills today to reform long-term care facilities. In addition to the long-term care reform bills Governor Murphy signed last month, these significant pieces of legislation will help protect residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Garden State.
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No household in New Jersey will have electricity, gas or water shut off for non-payment through March 15, 2021
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New Jersey’s investor-owned gas, electric and water utilities are ending their voluntary commitment to suspend shutoffs for non-payment during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective October 15.
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AARP New Jersey applauds Governor Murphy for signing a state budget today that includes a number of AARP-supported priorities such as, restoring property tax relief for older New Jerseyans, allocating startup funding for the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program, ensuring a healthy pension payment, and maintaining Medicaid funding.
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We applaud the New Jersey Legislature for passing three significant pieces of legislation today that will help protect residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Garden State.
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