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AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued a statement in response to remarks on April 7 by House Speaker Dade Phelan regarding health care legislation.
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With the 2018 legislative session under way, AARP Oklahoma is pressing for bills related to caregiving, prescription drugs and assisted living facilities.
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Measure 101—which voters will decide in a Jan. 23 special election—aims to ensure that state assessments on health insurance companies and hospitals will continue to be matched by federal dollars. These funds can be used for one purpose only: to provide affordable health care for Oregonians.
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AARP South Dakota advocates will hit the ground running Jan. 9, when the legislature convenes for a session that lasts only eight weeks. AARP staff and volunteers will be in Pierre throughout the session, holding lawmakers accountable on issues that affect constituents age 50-plus.
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Under a new state law supported by AARP South Dakota, certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives will have more flexibility to serve patients in rural and underserved areas.
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A U.S. House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act is expected to occur on Thursday, March 23, 2017. AARP will publish a list of how every member of Congress voted on the health care bill. AARP's John Hishta explains:
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Under the current U.S. House plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), about 454,000 Floridians age 50-64 enrolled and receiving tax credits in the ACA Marketplace would see higher health-coverage premiums than they pay under current law, more than in any other state, an AARP analysis shows.
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In a state whose legislative session is only 45 days, AARP stands ready to score some wins for state residents 50-plus when lawmakers meet beginning Jan. 23. AARP Utah’s legislative priorities for 2017 include retirement security, support for family caregivers and access to affordable health care.
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