Nebraskans who want to know how proposed changes in health care coverage could affect them are invited to a community conversation hosted by AARP in Omaha. The event will be Monday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m., at the Millard Branch Library, 13214 Westwood Lane.
Staying healthy and well nourished—what could be more important? AARP Arkansas is urging lawmakers to support those priorities by expanding health insurance and addressing hunger among older residents.
AARP Montana is urging state legislators to extend health coverage to nearly 70,000 low-income residents. The proposed Healthy Montana Plan, backed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D), would be a privately managed system federally funded under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
When it comes to health, two things stand out for Arkansans: having affordable insurance and being able to receive care at home instead of in a nursing home or other institutional setting. AARP Arkansas is pushing for legislation on both fronts.
Arkansas had the second-highest rate of uninsured adults in the nation last year, but has since led all other states in dropping that rate—from 22.5 percent in 2013 to 12.4 percent in 2014, according to a Gallup survey. Even so, more than 200,000 Arkansas adults remain uninsured.
AARP Kansas is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between medical staff and caregivers.
Just a reminder that open enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Monday, March 31. If you don’t have health coverage, you can sign up through the end of this month and avoid a penalty.
The House Finance Committee’s Health & Human Services Subcommittee has scheduled a public hearing, co-hosted by the House HHS Committee, on the affirmative Medicaid expansion opportunity for New Hampshire that appears in the Governor’s proposed budget.
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