The AARP Bulletin

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A new state law limits how businesses may contact Oklahomans using telemarketing.
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The annual Medicare open enrollment period runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 and AARP wants to ensure older Oklahomans know about coverage options and potential help paying out-of-pocket costs.
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The new AARP Veterans Fraud Center aims to help protect veterans, service members and their families from scammers.
Voting
An election law passed last year has altered the deadline to request an absentee ballot. It’s now 15 days before an election, instead of seven days prior.
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AARP is asking Oklahomans to encourage their lawmakers to increase access to, and improve the quality of, the state’s long-term care system. 
CAREGIVING
AARP is backing a bill in the legislature that would create a state income tax credit for family caregivers.    
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AARP Oklahoma is encouraging members to reach out to state utility regulators and urge them to reject back-to-back increases in monthly utility bills.
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A recent survey commissioned by AARP shows widespread support from Oklahoma voters age 50 and older for increasing access to affordable high-speed internet statewide.
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A library program that lends mobile hot spot devices to people in rural areas is expanding. 
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The state Legislature adjourned for the year, after passing several laws that AARP Oklahoma advocated for.
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