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North Dakota's Advocacy Priorities

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FEDERAL ADVOCACY
AARP’s ongoing work at the federal level includes advocating for Social Security, Medicare, and lowering prescription drug prices. Stay in touch with North Dakota’s Congressional delegation.

STATE ADVOCACY
During the 2021 legislative session, AARP fought to make prescription drugs more affordable. Transparency laws help lower prescription drug prices by providing consumers with warning of increases in their drug costs. House Bill 1032, prescription drug cost transparency legislation, went into effect August 1, 2021.

  • Drug makers are required to report and provide justification of large price increases on a quarterly basis.
  • Find reports submitted to the North Dakota Insurance Department by clicking here.

During the 2021-2022 interim legislative session, the ND Health Care Committee is conducting a study on prescription drug pricing, importation, reference pricing and pharmacy benefit managers. Click here to find out how to get involved and help lower the cost of medicine in North Dakota.

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LOCAL ADVOCACY
Livable Communities We are looking at what work we can do to make your  community  a better place for people of all ages. In June 2021, Bismarck became the first city in North Dakota to join the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Bismarck’s comprehensive plan – called Together 2045 – will be the roadmap to develop a more livable, age-friendly community. Learn more or get involved:

The nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages in every state. Since the program's debut in 2017, AARP has awarded $9.3 million through more than 800 grants. North Dakota received more than 30 grant requests in 2022. Grantees will be notified if they are selected by mid-May with a public announcement on June 29.

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