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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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AARP SC released a survey of 1,000 register Palmetto state voters on their opinions of Medicaid expansion. For more information email scaarp@aarp.org . The complete survey is available at the following link:
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"Over the last several years, AARP South Carolina has been aggressively fighting for fair energy rates for our members and older South Carolinians. They depend on us to stand up for them and I am proud of what we have accomplished.”
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From food bank deliveries, to ride sharing, to emailing state legislators, AARP South Carolina volunteers adapt and continue their service.
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Teresa Arnold, State Director
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Statement from Teresa Arnold, AARP SC state director
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Last Tuesday, the SC DHEC’s board voted to distribute the COVID vaccine by population numbers only. The alternative voted down was to provide earlier distribution of vaccines to areas with higher numbers of seniors and other vulnerable populations.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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AARP priorities in 2021 include expanded visitation (in person and virtual) in nursing homes, better reporting on conditions and the need for Medicaid expansion to improve access to care for low-income residents.
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Right now, in the middle of a global health crisis, Dominion Energy South Carolina wants to raise your rates by more than 7 percent. They also want to increase the monthly fixed charge (a charge to bring the power from the pole to your home) you pay before even turning on the lights. AARP is fighting for residential utility customers because too many South Carolina families struggle to pay their electric bills along with other necessities like food and medicine.
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