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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.
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Two laws — one state, one federal — created to address surprise hospital billing went into effect recently and now patients who seek treatment must be notified if a provider is out of their insurance network.
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AARP Ohio, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement from AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen urging Governor DeWine’s swift signature to enact Senate Bill 58, Esther’s Law:
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This is your opportunity to help the next generation of Ohioans cope with this horrible disease.
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AARP Ohio endorsed Senate Bill 54 which makes Ohio a leader in combating robocall schemes. We are particularly pleased that the bill strengthens the penalties when the victim is an older person or disabled adult.  
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Each year, November is set aside as National Family Caregivers Month. Year round, AARP Ohio continues to advocate for the 1.5 million Ohioans who are caring after a spouse, parent, adult child or loved one.
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Health deserts are a pervasive problem for all Ohioans, but especially for rural communities. Learn about a possible solution utilizing the talent Ohio already has.
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AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen issued a new statement on Ohio’s FY 22-23 state budget.
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An effort to expand Ohio’s access to high-speed internet was signed into law in May. Now, the Ohio Senate is cutting the funding needed for the program to run.
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, the high-speed internet too many Ohioans need is not available where they live, and this holds them back.
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HB 6 brought unfair and unjust charges to Ohio electricity customers. Although AARP Ohio and its volunteers made victories against the legislation, SB 117 looks towards its full repeal.
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