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— AARP invites you to see this powerful one-hour documentary, meet the author and producer, and learn how important lessons from the past are relevant today. POWER TO HEAL is an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across …

— In a newly released AARP poll, North Dakota voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over health care and personal finance issues. The poll found that health care and Social Security are critically important issues to 50-plus voters as they cast their ballots this fall, and a strong majority (79 percent) believe it is unfair to deny coverage or charge those with pre-existing conditions more for health care. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. …

—     CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Announces Results of August, 2018 Survey of Registered Maine Voters 50 and Older  Maine’s Most Active Voting Bloc Weighs in on Issues Important to Them, Indicates Candidates Must Address Issues to Win Their Votes PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today the results of their 2018 Survey Insights from Maine’s Voters Age 50+.  Representing a membership of 230,000 in Maine, AARP, the leading non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to the …

— By Hollie Deese On Nov. 6, Tennessee voters will choose a new U.S. senator in the race between former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D), 74, and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R), 66. Issues such as Social Security, Medicare, prescription drug costs and Medicaid will become even more critical as the state’s demographics skew older, said AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly. “By 2030 our 65-plus population will double. These are complex, difficult issues, but we must address them before the population shifts.” …

— Guard your new Medicare card as carefully as you protect your credit card, and make sure your medical providers use your new Medicare number when they bill for services.  These were two of the many valuable points made by AARP volunteer Ridge Multop during his “Medicare 101” presentation at Kings Park Library in Burke, Virginia, on August 15. In the past, a Medicare recipient’s Social Security number also served as his or her Medicare number and was printed on the …

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— It’s getting to be that time of year! Be sure to check out information concerning you Medicare benefits! https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/?intcmp=AE-HEA-MRC-BAS-EOA1

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— In the 2016 Presidential election, 382,606 Granite Staters  over 50+ voted.   In the 2014 mid-term election, 337,472 turned out.  Meet the state’s largest and most reliable voting bloc.  Just over 500,000 people over 50 years old call New Hampshire home, some 230,000 of whom we are honored to call AARP members.  It’s time for this bloc, like prior generations, to begin repairing broken government at the voting booth. Campaign insults and barbs provide ready ingredients for spirited in-person and online …

— AMERICANS 50-PLUS ARE THE NATION’S MOST POWERFUL VOTING BLOC. This election, Medicare, Social Security, support for family caregivers, and prescription drug costs are all on the line. AARP Maine is proud to co-sponsor televised debates* this fall.  Tune in to hear where the candidates stand on the issues you and your family care about.   Gubernatorial debates: October 23, 2018 from 8-9PM WVII ABC 7 November 1, 2018 from 7-8PM WGME CBS 13 and FOX 23 Portland (co-sponsored with the Bangor …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! That is why AARP New Hampshire is hosting a First Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 18 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues such as Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid …

— The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard! AARP New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Greater Concord  Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a Second Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 11 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Find out where the candidates stand on important issues …