Keeping 9-1-1 deregulation at bay and fighting for your financial future topped the AARP legislative agenda for 2016. The following is a list of the bills AARP Colorado worked on either passing or opposing. (All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. To visit our bill list for more information, click here.
AARP Colorado is pleased to report on the end of session 2014 doc s. All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. Visit our bill list for more information.
The 2014 legislative session ended on March 13, and while there is still plenty of work to be done – especially in the area of Medicaid expansion – AARP had a successful session advocating for older Utahns. Here is a rundown of what took place:
There has been a lot of action in the Legislature this week related to the Medicaid expansion. There are roughly 60,000 Utahns who don’t earn enough to qualify for help to purchase health insurance. Last week the House Republicans unveiled their plan created to address the issue, and it has on its way to the House floor for debate. Instead of partnering with the federal government to provide adequate health coverage to all of those 60,000, they would rather opt to only use state dollars to provide a smaller benefit to only the sickest in that group. The small group who qualify for help could either 1) have a subsidy to help pay for insurance through their employer if it is available, 2) enroll in the state Primary Care Network program which provides very limited health coverage and doesn’t cover any costs incurred at a hospital or with a specialist or 3) use a small lump sum of money to try and purchase their own health plan. Here are the problems with this:
Local lawmakers will be returning to the Indiana Statehouse in early 2014. And, we will be ready! Drawn from all walks of life and every corner of the state, AARP Indiana’s volunteer Legislative Team carries our message directly to the Statehouse throughout the legislative session. Team members are trained on the issues, the legislative process and AARP’s priority legislation. They also build crucial personal relationships with lawmakers from their districts in order to advance the interests of older Hoosiers.
AARP Colorado is pleased to share our 2013COLegislativeUpdate for 2013. How did your legislator vote on the bill that increased state funding for the services that help seniors stay at home and remain independent? What about deregulated telephone services and the bill that would have created a non-competitive market for a future classification of drugs called “biosimulars?” 2013COLegislativeUpdate .
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