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Medicare contributes $1.3 billion to North Dakota’s economy, equivalent to 12 percent of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 116,951 beneficiaries in the state. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP North Dakota is working to encourage voter participation this election season.
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Medicare contributes  $1.9 billion to Montana’s economy, equivalent to 19% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers  more than 203,000 Montanans.
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Medicare contributes $2.9 billion to Idaho's economy, equivalent to 23% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers more than 290,000 Idahoans.
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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.
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AARP Utah is very proud to announce that our State Director, Alan Ormsby, was named one of the “Enlightened 50” (E-50) by Utah Foundation.  As explained by the Foundation, each year they recognize fifty individuals who are making a measureable – but often unsung - difference in the lives of Utahns through innovation, collaboration and commitment to the common good.
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Family caregivers in Nevada provided 324 million hours of care—worth an estimated $4.3 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) in 2013.
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National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial, who last year hosted a conference themed, “Bridges to Jobs and Justice,” often stresses the need for poor people to have jobs as a key to economic empowerment and civil rights.
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Exploding the myth that an aging population is a burden on the economy, a new report shows that Granite Staters age 50-plus make up 39 percent of the state’s population but account for 50 percent of its economic output.
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