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— In the 2016 Presidential election, 382,606 Granite Staters  over 50+ voted.   In the 2014 mid-term election, 337,472 turned out.  Meet the state’s largest and most reliable voting bloc.  Just over 500,000 people over 50 years old call New Hampshire home, some 230,000 of whom we are honored to call AARP members.  It’s time for this bloc, like prior generations, to begin repairing broken government at the voting booth. Campaign insults and barbs provide ready ingredients for spirited in-person and online …

— Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law that helps millions of seniors save money on prescription drugs. But now lobbyists for big drug companies are working overtime to persuade lawmakers to renege on the deal. This would be a terrible blow to seniors. Tens of millions of them rely on the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit to help them pay for life-saving medicines. On average, people with Medicare Part D take 4.5 prescriptions …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

— AARP is calling on Congress to protect seniors and all taxpayers from price gouging by big drug companies.  There is no reason Americans should continue to pay among the highest prescription drug prices in the world. Last year, AARP successfully kept drug company lobbyists from breaking a deal to close the Medicare Part D doughnut hole a year early, which would lower drug costs for seniors.  AARP also supports the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, …

— Social Security has remained strong over its 83-year-history largely because of its dedicated financing and the commitment of past congresses and presidents to work together to make the changes needed to secure its financial future. AARP has been fighting for 60 years – and will continue to lead the charge – to keep Social Security viable for current and future generations.  When the president proposed turning Social Security into private accounts in 2005, AARP mobilized the power of millions of …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! That is why AARP New Hampshire is hosting a First Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 18 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues such as Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! AARP New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Greater Concord  Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Second Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 11 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! AARP New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Greater Concord  Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Gubernatorial  Candidate Forum on October 24 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Find out where the candidates for Governor stand on important issues …

— Medicare contributes $2.8 billion to New Hampshire’s economy, equivalent to 22% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP.  Medicare also covers 260,598 beneficiaries in the Granite State. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP New Hampshire is working to encourage voter participation this election season. “Medicare is a major economic engine in New Hampshire’s economy security, as well as a …

— In New Hampshire, over 260,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life and …