AARP Florida is making a difference where you live.
— Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today urging Florida lawmakers to push ahead with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s vision of lowering the cost of prescription drugs, citing a powerful positive reaction to the initiative from AARP members. “AARP Florida members overwhelmingly support the concept of lowering prescription drug costs through importation of safe, low-cost, FDA-approved prescription drugs,” Johnson said. “This issue is very important to older voters, who vote in large numbers in every …
— AARP, the Florida Health Care Association, and LeadingAge Florida – three groups that don’t often share the same position on central issues – have forged the Coalition for Silver Solutions, committed to developing short- and long-term strategies to meet the health care needs of Florida’s aging population.
— TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today, responding to a report issued by a group lobbying to stop lower prescription drug costs for Floridians: “Some U.S. companies want to keep charging you inflated prices for prescription drugs. They stand to lose big if this proposal becomes law.” “They’re telling Florida legislators that the purity of prescription drugs manufactured abroad can’t be trusted.” “Actually, the website Pharmacychecker.com found in 2018 that 70 percent of …
— No one faces a steeper climb back to normal life than North Floridians age 50-plus. With fewer years left to recover, often coping with health concerns and facing a loss of homes that sometimes were uninsured, Floridians age 50-plus are among the most vulnerable to storms.As they work to recover, AARP Florida will be with North Floridians 50-plus every step of the way.
— It’s been months since Hurricane Michael hit North Florida on Oct. 10, 2018. The news cameras are long gone, as are the electoral candidates and the national headlines. But for thousands of North Floridians age 50-plus, the journey back to a normal life from Hurricane Michael has barely begun.
— Thanks to the Tax Cut & Jobs Act, FPL now reaps an extra $649.6 million in profits every year … and you’re not getting a dime of it back.
— By Tom Scherberger As state lawmakers return to Tallahassee, AARP Florida is pushing for existing laws to be enforced to protect nursing home residents from potentially deadly storms. The Legislature passed a law last year requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have emergency backup power, but many have yet to comply, with another hurricane season three months away. The legislation came about in response to the heat-related deaths of 12 residents at a Hollywood Hills nursing home when …
— To honor their work supporting Florida’s caregivers, AARP has named Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez and Senate Majority Leader Kathleen Passidomo as Florida’s 2018 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states.