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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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Media advisory: AARP Foundation Attorneys File Proposed Amicus Brief to Protect Ohio Utility Customers Facing $150 Million in New Utility Taxes in January
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Staffing and lack of PPE are some of Ohio’s biggest weaknesses when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes. AARP Ohio calls for systemic reform.
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Anxious family members have often been unable to get good information or reach a relative in an Ohio long-term care facility during a prolonged lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic in which in-person visits are banned.
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While effective changes have already been made to protect Ohioans of all ages during the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still critical gaps that need urgent attention. AARP Ohio is focused on making legislative asks that will protect older adults throughout the state. To accomplish this goal, AARP recently brought the following key issues to the attention of the General Assembly:
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AARP supports a cap on out-of-pocket expenses, removing barriers to less expensive generics and greater transparency on pricing.prices in
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Unfair legislation forces all Ohio utility customers to pay $300 million increase for
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