— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!

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— The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (H.R. 965) and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019 (H.R. 1499). “AARP thanks the House Energy and Commerce Committee for approving the bipartisan CREATES Act, sponsored by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Peter Welch (D-VT), and David …

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— AARP offers these views on HB1, in today’s public budget hearing. AARP New Hampshire supports the HB1 proposal to increase spending for home- and community-based services.  This is a good first step in rebalancing the long-term care system in New Hampshire, which is currently heavily dependent on nursing home care. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute report Across the States, New Hampshire ranks #50 in the amount of Medicaid spending for older people and adults with physical disabilities.  In …

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— AARP offers these views in increasing funding to help family caregivers in New Hampshire. AARP wants better support for family caregivers who bear the brunt of caregiving in New Hampshire.  Although Medicaid is a major funder of long-term care in New Hampshire, there are 173,000 family caregivers providing care that is valued at over $2 billion a year. This care is irreplaceable and we must do more to support these caregivers by providing respite and other supports so they can …

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— AARP has launched “Stop Rx Greed,” a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices.  The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Granite Staters and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Every day, older Granite Staters struggle to afford their lifesaving prescription medicine,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey.  “Even in a wealthy state like New Hampshire, …

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— Today, AARP released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company executives’ testimonies given at the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part II.” “The pharmaceutical industry refused today to take responsibility for out of control drug prices and the harm it is causing older Americans, patients, and family caregivers. Americans continue to pay the highest brand-name drug prices in …

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— The following is a statement from AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey on New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s proposed budget released yesterday. “AARP New Hampshire is pleased to see that the Governor’s proposed budget appears to provide a significant increase in home- and community-based services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities.  AARP has been fighting for many years in offering more services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. “New Hampshire’s long-term care …

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— New Hampshire ranks #50 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age.  AARP warns that more must be done – at an accelerated pace – to meet changing demographic demands. New Hampshire’s long-term care system needs serious overhaul in order to give people the care they want, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price.  Nearly all – 95% of New Hampshire residents 50 and older – say …

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— AARP New Hampshire, after completing an e-mail survey of our activists, will be involved in the following pieces of legislation this year.  Top issues?  Prescription drugs, elder exploitation, long-term care system rebalancing, help for caregivers such as paid leave and flexibility, and support for grandparents. Here is what we will be following this session: Budget We need to increase rates for home- and community-based services (HCBS) and rebalance the long-term care system so a greater percentage is spent on HCBS …

— During the estate planning process, many choose to execute a durable power of attorney, which is useful in many situations, such as when you are traveling and need someone to assist with your financial affairs, if you become ill or if you are incapacitated and your loved one needs legal guidance regarding your care. With a valid power of attorney in place, there’s no need to go to the court for guardianship.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and several …

— AARP New Hampshire recently queried our corps of e-activists and asked them to rank several issues and tell us which issues mattered most to them, their families, and the 50+ in the Granite State. Thanks to all who responded!  Your feedback will help guide our legislative priorities for 2019 and the years to come.  (Want to start receiving our e-alerts and become an AARP activist?  Sign up today.) Here are the results of our non-scientific e-survey. Have your say on …